It will help to understand what causes most headaches. Your spine protects your nervous system which starts with the brain and becomes the spinal cord. When the vertebrae in your neck are unable to move properly, it irritates or puts pressure on the nerves in that area. That can cause headaches.
Nerve irritation is the leading cause of headache pain for many sufferers. The way you stand, sit and lie down can put unnecessary tension on the structures of the neck and also cause headaches. Common problems of posture and poor habits include:
- Slouching while sitting down
- Spending too long sitting down, such as working at a computer
- Sleeping on the stomach with the head always faced to one side
- Clenching the jaw.
If you are tired of taking medication for headache pain, you can try a more permanent solution. chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy: can removes pressure on the nerves and reduce tension in neck muscles.
If you suffer from persistent migraine of tension headaches, you owe it to yourself to take the first step. Your first visit will include a consultation, examination and possibly an x-ray to help diagnose your problem. Once your condition is fully understood, Main Street Chirporactic will explain your test and x-ray results and outline a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.