Headache

Headache

The causes and types of headache are many and varied. There is migraine (with or without aura), cluster and hypertensive headaches and more seriously, those due to neoplasm, just to name a few. The most common type seen by chiropractors, however, is cervicogenic headache. This type is distinguished by the fact that certain movements of the neck are going to cause or increase pain in the head and neck. Pain will tend to be only on one side and will not be (as) apparent if the provocative moves of the neck are not made. headacheThe pain generator here is the facet joint in the spine and there can be associated muscle spasm too that contributes to the discomfort felt. Chiropractic works to restore motion to these problem joints and reduce muscle spasm. Many patients have success with keeping migraines at-bay as well if they can see their chiropractor in time before it really ramps-up. Headaches often occur in conjunction with neck pain, click here for more info: http://www.strudchiro.ca/neck-pain/.¬†Headaches can have a great effect on a person’s lifestyle and activities of daily living, so why put-up with them when there is an effective and non-drug option?

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