Cause of Headaches
When trying to figure out what may be causing your head pain, experts have claimed that finding the cause can be next to impossible in some cases. Keeping a pain journal where your headaches are recorded with intensity levels and possible triggers may be the first thing a doctor suggests. This is done to see if there may be a pattern involving your head pain. They think if you can identify a pattern in your triggers that they can help you avoid headaches in the future. This may not help reduce your pain and taking medications for the pain can cause harmful side effects. Additionally these may result in rebound headaches which are headaches that are caused by you taking pain relieving medications.
If you are interested in an all-natural solution to head pain keep reading!
Types of Headaches
There are several types of headaches, each of which has their own set of triggers. These types include primary headaches, such as basic headaches and migraines, secondary headaches which may be caused by a sinus infection and brain tumor, and lastly are headaches that are caused by nerve issues. Primary and secondary headaches are the most common types of head pain. Each type of headache has its own set of triggers, but there is an overall list of triggers that could cause all types of headaches:
- The tightening of muscles due to stress or tension
- Dehydration – drinking less than ½ of your body weight each day in water will cause you to be dehydrated
- Certain food allergies can cause head pain
- Not getting proper amounts of sleep – too much or too little of quality sleep
- Infections that occur in the ears, sinuses, or in the teeth
It can be difficult to figure out what your trigger is, especially if you have chronic head pain, however, that may be an indicator that multiple triggers are the cause.
Traditionally, prescription medication and over the counter pain relievers are used to treat head pain. Doctors, although seldom, might prescribe alternative treatments which may include:
- Stopping smoking
- Changing your diet
- Electrical nerve stimulation
- Techniques relax
- Using a cold or hot compress
- Behavioral therapy
- Increased amounts of aerobic exercise
Some people find relief from alternative healing therapies which may include:
- Herbal therapy treatments
- Massage treatments
- Acupuncture therapy
- Meditating or other relaxation methods
The best alternative treatment that exists to treat head pain is chiropractic care.
Find The Source of Your Head Pain
Due to the fact that there are many different types of headaches, all of which can be caused by various triggers, it is extremely difficult for a doctor to correctly diagnosis the problem. Any treatment using medications work as preventative care, before the head pain begins, or to treat the symptoms of your head pain, not the cause of it. Chiropractic care treat the source of your head pain symptoms so that your headaches don’t return.
Our Top Rated Chiropractors are licensed and extensively education on how to treat head pain. When you first visit one of our chiropractors, they will ask you a set of questions and perform several examinations to understand the source of your pain. If they feel chiropractic care could help you, an individualized treatment plan is then made. Each person is unique and their treatment plan should be as well. Chiropractors use a series of gentle manual adjustments that will help to realign any misalignments that may exist in your spine. Any misalignments that exist could be causing your head pain, no matter what type of headache.
Head pain is one of the top three reasons that people visit a chiropractor to find relief. Our Top Rated Chiropractors believe that they are working to help the body naturally heal itself. Any misalignment that happens within the spine, which can result from trauma, and accident, or falling, interferes with the nervous system. If the messages that are moving from the brain throughout the rest of the body are disrupted, the body is not working properly. Finding and fixing these misalignments is what our Top Rated Chiropractors do.
Anatomy of the Spine
The spine is made up of bones that have spaces between them. Each bone can move in numerous directions and be out of alignment with the next. These bones can be moved through the experiencing some type of trauma, and everyone had experienced bone moving trauma in their life. Trauma can include something as severe as a car accident or as minute as bumping your head. It is important to see a chiropractor regularly so that any misalignments in the spine might be found and treated before they cause a more severe problem in the future. The training that chiropractors receive to be able to find and treat these issues in the spine is specific and precise. Head pain that is caused by misalignments in the spine can be treated by chiropractors to work in accordance with your body’s natural ability to health itself.
If you think that chiropractic may be right in treating your head pain, call one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today to set up your consultation. Relief is possible!