It seems as if almost everyone has had a headache at one time or another. Even children suffer from them. Some people even have chronic headaches or migraines, meaning they are afflicted with them at least 15 days out of a month’s time. Headaches can be anywhere from mild to extreme and can interfere with one’s daily routine.
Numerous types of headaches exist with a variety of additional symptoms. Head pain may occur differently, also. Some common symptoms of headaches are:
- Pain one side of the head
- Pain on both sides of the head
- Pain can be:
- Light and sound sensitive (mostly with migraines)
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Caring for Headaches
The easiest and most convenient way for most folks to care for their headaches is to grab the nearest bottle of pain medication, whether it is over-the-counter or prescription. While this may help on a temporary basis, the headaches will continue to occur unless the underlying cause is addressed. Another thing to be aware of is what is called medication overuse or rebound headaches. These can occur if you take more than 3 doses of pain medicine in a week. Resulting headaches can be much worse than the one you were trying to care for.
Natural, Effective Help for Headaches
Advanced Spinal Washington offers our patients a pain-free, drug-free alternative to care for headaches. A link has been seen between the pain of headaches and a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine, in particular, the C1 and C2. If these bones are out of place, they can hinder blood flow, nerve communication, and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain, creating the right scenario for headaches.
We use a gentle method that does not require us to pop or crack the neck to get the positive results that often lead to a reduction in or resolution of headaches in our patients.
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