When a headache strikes, it can feel like the pain will never go away. Some take over-the-counter medications, rest, or work through the pain. Seeing a chiropractor can help show you ways to relieve headaches through routine chiropractic care. Call to schedule an appointment with the chiropractor at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Beverly Hills to learn about headache relief.
What Causes Headaches?
There are many causes of headaches, all of which contribute to the discomfort one feels in their head. The severity of headaches ranges from a mild ache to a severe migraine. The most common causes of headaches include tension, cervicogenic (neck stress), and sinuses.
Cervicogenic headaches are those caused by joint issues in the neck and back. Common causes of this type of headache include poor postures, stress, or trauma.
Tension headaches often occur when stressed, tired, poor posture, spinal problems, or medication overuse. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache many patients experience.
Vertebrogenic headaches are often caused by stress, injuries, or tension placed on the vertebrae. Common causes of this type of headache include whiplash, poor posture, and physical stress on the body.
Migraines are vascular headaches in origin, causing throbbing pain, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. Some people have a predisposition to experiencing migraines, but the exact cause of these severe headaches is still unknown. Some triggers for migraines may include stress, tiredness, loud noises, hormone fluctuations, or irregular sleeping and eating patterns.
Sinus headaches are linked to infections, inflammation, or blockage of the sinuses caused by illness or allergies. Therefore, it is recommended to treat the cause of sinus headaches rather than work on easing the symptoms.
How a Chiropractor Help with Headaches
Chiropractic care can help alleviate headaches through various techniques and therapies. A common chiropractic technique used to help with headache relief is spinal manipulation. Realigning the spine and neck helps reduce the tensions and stress placed on the back and neck, providing headache relief.
Chances are when a headache starts, you want to find a fast-acting remedy to stop the pain. Some headache relief methods include meditating, relaxation techniques, or getting some rest. However, if the headache persists or you experience frequent headaches, it is best to see a medical professional or schedule an appointment with your chiropractor.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Call Elite Chiropractic Care in Beverly Hills at (310) 880-1695 to schedule an appointment to learn how our chiropractors can help you with headache relief.