Do you suffer from: A dull headache? A feeling of tension behind the eyes? A painful sensation of throbbing? Migraines? Sore, tired eyes after spending time in front of the computer?
Our chiropractic experts notice that headaches are one of the major complaints our practice receives. It is likely that this is because of how much time people spend in front of their computers, hunched over and stressed out.
It is not office workers only that experience headaches, and this symptom is more and more common as our lifestyle tends to a more sedentary one.
Headaches are just a regular part of life for many people. In some instances, people can notice a change happening in their body just before a headache comes on. That can stress people out even more as they anticipate the coming headache.
What is the cause of migraines and headaches?
There are number of reasons why someone could experience frequent headaches and migraines. The factors behind these problems and how they are experienced are often not the same for any two people. That is why we need to conduct a thorough examination of any patient complaining of these problems.
We start by ruling out underlying pathology and physical trauma. Once we eliminate those factors, the most common reason for chronic headaches is due to structural imbalances. These imbalances are often caused by poor posture.
Some patients suffer from severe headaches which may not be caused by mechanical or musculoskeletal problems, and in these cases, we will refer patients to the right specialist.
When there is a structural imbalance in the spine or in the body, that can place excess pressure on muscles, discs, joints, nerves, and bones of the head and the neck. The nerves in your head and neck are closely related, and if there are any changes or injuries to the neck, that can cause chronic headaches. Mechanical headaches are most commonly either cervicogenic or tension type headaches.
What We Do
Our approach to chiropractic care is to work on the spinal and structural imbalances. By correcting postural and structural problems, we can realign the spine and the body. Our goal is to help you to experience less pain so that you can feel better and enjoy a wider range of motion.
When your posture starts to improve, this relieves pressure that is been placed on the ligaments, discs, muscles, nerves, and bones in the area of the neck and spine. When that pain is alleviated, your body will be able to work the way it should and not feel so restrictive, and you should experience fewer headaches.