In order for us to make decisions, process emotions, and carry on with our day-to-day lives we must be able to think clearly and calmly. That clarity can be easily destroyed with a strong headache. Many people have occasional headaches, but frequent headaches that affect your ability to sleep or get on with your day can be disabling.
Common types of headaches are tension, migraine, and cervicogenic headaches.
Tension-type headaches commonly present as band-like tension around the head, whereas migraine headaches usually result in pain on one side of the head and are commonly accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.
With cervicogenic headaches, the neck is the source of the problem but the pain is perceived in one or more areas of the head and/or face. The causes of headaches are not always well understood but a family history of headaches, neck stiffness and stress are common factors.
As chiropractors and physical therapists, we can assess, diagnose, and manage headaches. Current evidence suggests that our holistic care, including manual therapy, can be effective in treating cervicogenic and tension headaches. A 2011 JMPT study found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.
Call Advanced Health Professionals in Norwalk CT today at (203) 847-4477 to learn how we can get you started on your path to drug-free rehabilitation and recovery so you can get back to the quality of life you desire.