Headaches can be excruciatingly painful and may severely limit the normal activities in your daily life. There are several different classifications of headaches, and many can be relieved with proper conservative care. Often headaches are secondary to muscular contractions at the base of the head or degeneration of the cervical spine. Sometimes they are brought on or aggravated by certain foods in your diet.
To determine the kind of headache you have, it’s a good idea to keep track of the location of the headache, the time of day or month, how often it appears, if something in particular seems to ‘trigger’ it, and what seems to make it feel better or worse.
Most headache sufferers can be treated here through spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and the avoidance of certain trigger foods. We will examine the cervical spine to determine if the pain relates to the spine and/or its surrounding muscles.
In-depth history and exam can determine if symptoms are easily treated, or if there is an underlying problem. This examination will determine if you are a chiropractic candidate.