Why Do Headaches Occur?

STRESS IS THE MOST COMMON CULPRIT IN SINGAPORE AND IN MANY SOCIETIES. RUSHING FOR DEADLINES, HAVING INTERNAL TURMOIL IN RELATIONSHIPS, SITTING FOR SEVERAL HOURS AT A TIME CAUSES IMBALANCE OF CIRCULATION IN THE HEAD.

Cause of Headaches Diagram

How Can Chiropractic Care Help with HEADACHES?

As a result, the vertebra in the neck becomes misaligned, and pain, stiffness, even headaches may occur. A simple fall as a child or poor sleep posture can cause a cascade of problems later on in life. Headaches and migraines occur when circulation is poor. When your skull and neck are misaligned, it puts pressure on the blood vessels and lymph nodes, causing the muscles to tighten.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is best for long-term relief from their headaches. Headaches have a spinal, muscular, or mechanical component that the chiropractor has been trained to identify and treat. The Chiropractic adjustments help improve circulation by reducing stress or resistance within the body. If you are tired of taking pills, all the time Chiropractic can be a natural solution for you.

HEADACHE TYPES

HEADACHES AFFECT JUST ABOUT EVERYONE AT SOME POINT AND THEY CAN PRESENT THEMSELVES IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.

Headache Symptoms and Treatment

Headache Overview:

The pain itself may be dull or sharp and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.

Here are some causes of headaches:

  • Drug Reactions
  • TMJ Problems (temporomandibular joint )
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stress (causing muscle tension)
  • Fatigue
  • Subluxation (leading to muscle tension)
Tension Headache Symptoms and Treatment

Tension Headaches

These headaches usually begin slowly and gradually and can last for minutes or days, and tend to start in the middle or toward the end of the day.

Tension-type headaches are the most common, affecting upwards of 75% of all headache sufferers. Most people describe a tension headache as a constant dull, achy feeling either on one side or both sides of the head, often described as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes. Tension headaches, or stress headaches, can last from 30 minutes to several days. In some cases, chronic tension headaches may persist for many months. Although the pain can at times be severe, tension headaches are usually not associated with other symptoms, such as nausea, throbbing or vomiting. The most common cause of tension headaches is subluxations in the upper back and neck, especially the upper cervical, usually in combination with active trigger points.

Migraine Headaches Symptoms and Treatment

Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches symptoms include:

  • Intense Debilitating Pain
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, or smells
  • Eye Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Stress, hormone changes, loud noises, or certain foods can trigger migraines.  Subluxations or spinal misalignment in the neck can also create migraines.  If you are suffering from migraines, receiving Chiropractic care is the most effective treatment.

Woman With Headache

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are short-duration and excruciating, usually felt on one side of the head behind the eyes. Cluster headaches affect about 1 million people in the United States and, unlike migraines, are much more common in men. The reason that they are called cluster headaches is that they tend to occur one to four times per day for several days. After one cluster of headaches is over, it may be months or even years, before happening again. Like migraines, cluster headaches are likely to be related to a dilation of the blood vessels in the brain, causing a localized increase in pressure. Get checked out by our chiropractor…. We can help!