Many people don’t usually consider headaches a chiropractic concern, but in fact, a large number of neck and spine conditions can lead to chronic headaches. Even a condition as simple as muscle strain can trigger a headache, so it’s important to take care of your body. At Better Health Solutions in Scottsdale, Arizona, the team provides massage therapy and other chiropractic techniques to eliminate the spinal issues causing your headache. To learn more about a chiropractic solution to your headaches, call (480) 945-6900 to schedule your consultation or book online.
What causes headaches?
Headaches don’t have a single cause to speak of but are instead a series of problems associated with your body. For example, events that affect the blood vessels or nerves near your skull or the muscles around your head and neck can produce headaches. Certain events that reliably produce headaches for you are called “triggers.”
Some of the more common headache triggers include:
- Poor posture
- Lack of sleep
- Consuming too much alcohol
- Eating certain foods
Some types of headaches result from other medical conditions as well. These are called secondary headaches and can include conditions such as sinusitis, meningitis, an ear infection, dental issues, or brain tumors.
What are the symptoms of headaches?
The most obvious symptom of a headache is a sense of pain within your head. This pain might occur in certain areas of your head, such as near the front or on one side only. Depending on the type or cause of your headache, you might experience other symptoms as well, such as:
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Blurred vision
- Pain that changes based on movement
If you experience headaches that also feature one of the symptoms above, you should consider getting yourself checked out by a medical professional.
How are headaches treated?
As massage therapists and chiropractors, Better Health Solutions specializes in treating headaches that stem from musculoskeletal concerns, such as tension headaches. Your provider will recommend two types of treatment:
By gently stretching out your neck and back on a traction table, your provider can loosen and realign tense muscles and ligaments while relieving overall pressure on your neck and spinal nerves.
Targeted therapeutic massage can help knead away tension in your back and neck while improving mobility. In reducing overall tightness in these areas, you can work on stretching and improving mobility, reducing the risk of further tension headaches.
Do you suffer from headaches and think your neck and back are to blame? Let the experts at Better Health Solutions in Scottsdale, Arizona, provide you with proper diagnosis and treatment. Call to schedule your consultation or book online.