Is Your Spine Causing Your Headaches?
There are many different types of headaches that people struggle with. Someone may suffer from migraines, another may have sinus headaches, and someone else may have tension headaches.
Migraine headaches are usually located on one side of the head and are usually preceded by a “prodrome.” A prodrome might be a loss of peripheral vision, ringing in the ears, or a feeling of numbness in the face. Migraines cause extreme pain and those suffering with one may have to lay down in a dark quiet room.
Tension headaches can be located anywhere in the skull. Stress and tiredness tend to trigger a tension headache. They are usually mild to moderate in pain.
Sinus headaches are usually located in the front of the head, around the eyes, forehead, and upper cheeks. They may occur with changes in weather.
Cervicogenic headaches are headaches caused by the misalignment of the cervical spine. This headache pain can be a steady ache or dull feeling, but the pain can sometimes increase in intensity. These headaches can be due to a whiplash injury or a dislocation.
Headache Pain Relief
Research has found that the most frequent cause of headaches is spinal misalignments in the upper neck. If there is abnormal alignment of motion of the neck vertebrae, it can irritate nerves that cause migraine, tension, and sinus headaches.
A doctor of chiropractic is trained to evaluate the upper neck spinal bones for misalignments and improper motion. Chiropractors are also trained to restore proper alignment and motion to the upper spinal vertebrae through a chiropractic adjustment.
If you suffer from headaches and want drug-free relief, contact Campanella Chiropractic & Wellness at (585) 889-3280 to schedule your adjustment.