Chronic headaches and migraines are becoming more and more common, but the fact remains that having over four headaches a year is, medically speaking, abnormal. If you have been suffering from chronic headaches or migraines, our headache Chiropractors at AICA Marietta can help.
Our team specializes in reducing and even eliminating the frequency and severity of your headaches. There are several different kinds of headaches; each can affect you in a variety of ways. The most well-known types of headaches are migraines, sinus headaches, cluster headaches, and tension headaches.
Migraines are known for their debilitating pain and side effects. These headaches include pounding pain, upset stomach, as well as the sensitivity to smell, light, and sounds. Sinus headaches involve head pain along with sinus symptoms and sensitivity to movement.
Cluster headaches are headaches that are centered in one region rather than the whole head. Tension headaches are the most common type of a headache and are very sporadic in their occurrence. Each of these headaches causes pain and discomfort that can impact your way of life. Each of these headaches causes pain and discomfort that can affect your way of life.
When our Chiropractors start looking for the cause of headaches, the first place they look is the neck. Headaches and migraines are often results of misalignment and tension in the neck. Subluxation in the neck puts pressure on the nerves that send signals to your brain. Misalignment can also restrict blood flow to the brain, which is a major factor in chronic headaches. Chiropractic Adjustments put the vertebrae in your neck back into alignment, relieving the pressure on the nerves and allowing proper blood flow back to your brain.
Just as there is a correlation between headaches and neck pain, neck and shoulder pain are also linked. Tightness or subluxation in the shoulder pulls and puts a strain on the ligaments in the neck, which in turn causes headaches. It’s a vicious cycle that our Chiropractors at AICA Marietta are dedicated to stopping. Neck and shoulder pain can be due to the following conditions: degenerative disc disease, whiplash, herniated discs, and pinched nerves.
Even though it seems that there is little connection between headaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain, all of these conditions have the ability to trigger headaches. The pain from headaches can impact your daily life and limit your daily activities. Don’t live with chronic headaches and neck pain any longer. Call AICA Marietta at 404-585-3724 to talk to one of our Chiropractors today.