There are more than 70 different types of headaches, including sinus, migraine, cluster, vascular, and organic, just to name a few. Headaches can be caused by anything from minor eye strain to brain tumors.
One of the most common types of headaches is a Muscle Tension Headache. These headaches usually begin with tightness or pressure at the top of the neck/base of the skull and often spread across the rest of the head or neck. Muscle Tension Headaches are often caused by physical or emotional stress, or both. Common medical approaches include prescriptive pain killers and/or muscle relaxants.
But if you’re looking for a more natural, drug-free treatment for tension headaches, chiropractic enjoys a high degree of success with these types of headaches.
First, your Doctor of Chiropractic needs to determine what type of headache you have and if you are a candidate for chiropractic care. Chiropractic treatment for headaches includes gentle spinal adjustments of the neck vertebrae, muscle therapy or stretching treatments, and postural advice concerning your neck position while working, at the computer, or sleeping.