Headaches are extremely common in our population and affect 50% of adults. Headaches can occur due to a variety of reasons and can affect everyone differently. In a normal functioning spine, each of the joints in your neck moves smoothly and independently from one another. Occasionally, joints in the neck can become restricted in their movement leading to a cycle of stiffness, tightness, and joint inflammation. This in turn can lead to irritation of the upper cervical nerves forming a headache.
There are a variety of ways in which a headache or migraine can be triggered. Our team of Eugene chiropractors will inquire about your lifestyle activities to identify what may be contributing to your symptoms. Common triggers for headaches and migraines are:
-Poor spinal function, poor workstation ergonomics, increased cell phone usage, trauma to head/ neck, allergies, poor posture, food allergies, dehydration
Our Eugene chiropractors have a variety of approaches on how they treat headaches and migraine headaches including:
-Chiropractic adjustments, massage, over the counter analgesics, stretching, therapeutic exercise, acupuncture, nutritional supplementation, diet and lifestyle modification.
-Chiropractic adjustments are an effective treatment for many types of headaches including tension-type, cervicogenic and migraines. Our Eugene chiropractors our expertly trained to identify and treat the root cause of your symptoms.
-There are a variety of ways in which we can prevent headaches from occurring. One way is by ensuring that your work station is set up ergonomically. Engaging in physical activity multiple times a week can also reduce the occurrences of headaches. Instilling, health exercise patterns and making sure your diet is clean of excess sugar, carbs, processed foods or other foods that may be triggering your symptoms (food allergies). Receiving regular chiropractic treatments or chiropractic adjustments for migraine headaches, massages along with stretching are also effective ways of preventing the recurrence of headaches.
-Medical research has demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to reduce not only the frequency of migraines headaches but also their intensity. Regular chiropractic care may also help reduce the amount of migraine medication you take over the course of time.