Alternative Medicine and Headaches:
There are many different techniques and adjustments that chiropractor’s perform on patients based on their needs. Due to that most headaches come from soft tissue damage or neurological problems. Chiropractors are in the lead for using natural healing for treating headaches and migraines . Most headaches are caused from sore or tender tissue of the neck. Patients may be suffering from upper back pain and neck pain and can be traced back to sleeping wrong, poor posture, or misaligned nerves in that area. With soft tissues of the spine and misaligned nerves in the spine being the main source of pain and cause of the headaches; Chiropractic treatments and adjustments are the best remedies for headaches. The Chiropractor will use chiropractic adjustments to align nerves in the spine, help heal the tissue around the neck, and correct improper posture of the patient. Patient’s results and timelines for headache and migraine improvement can vary. Patients may notice results very quickly and others may see a decline of symptoms after weeks or longer of treatment. Most remedies for headaches don’t come naturally its good to say that there is an alternative solution to modern medicine.
On average in the United States alone 45 million people suffer from chronic and reoccurring headaches. Of the 45 million people, 28 million people suffer from classic migraines and serve migraine symptoms.
Symptoms of headaches:
What causes headaches and migraines is all based on what type of headache or migraine you are experiencing. Knowing some of the symptoms of different types of headaches and migraines can help you determine what type of headache you are dealing with.
- Dull and aching head (which could be signs of a muscle tension headache or cervicogenic headache.)
- Sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head (could be suffering again from a muscle tension headache or cerviocgenic headache witch are most common for Americans.)
- Tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles.
- A burning sensation that is constant behind the eye of the patient. Most patients will continue pacing due to the pain. These types of attacks can happen from anywhere from 1 to 3 days and will continue for weeks and maybe even months. Symptoms of these headaches may go way; or lay dormant for a couple months only to return again. (Cluster headaches, chronic cluster headaches, and cluster migraines. These are most serve and not as common.)
- Moderate to serve pounding on a patients head, throbbing pain, sensitivity to light, nausea, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. ( These are symptoms of the classic migraine and these symptoms can last for several hours to days.)
- Dizziness, insomnia, poor concentration, memory problems, sensitivity to noise or bright lights, fatigue as well as mood and personality changes like depression and nervousness. (These are also symptoms of the classic migraine but due to the personality changes these symptoms are more linked to Post-Traumatic headaches.)
- Occurs every day, can wake a patient during sleep, nausea, anxiety, memory problems, irritability, and restlessness. (These symptoms could be signs of drug-induced headches.)
(Short Video – Remedies for headches)
What types of headaches are there? And what causes these headaches to occur?
- Cervicogenic headaches and migraines: These headaches are attributed from chronic and frequent neck pain. Tenderness around the neck leading up into the head. These types of headaches can also be known as a “Secondary Headaches” due to the headache being linked to an illness.
- Muscle Tension Headaches: Some people experience these headaches due to tightened muscles in the back as well as the neck. Other causes of muscle tension headaches can be traced back to poor posture, inadequate rest, fatigue, mental stress, and overexertion.
- Post-Traumatic Headaches: These headaches usually occur within seven days after a brain injury (concussion, whiplash, or trauma to the head) or after a patient have gained consciousness.
- Migraine Headaches: Hormonal changes in women, during pregnancy, menopause, food additives, food, drinks, stress, sensory stimuli changes in wake-sleep pattern, physical factors, changes in environment, and medications.
- Cluster Headaches: history of alcohol consumption, brain concussion following trauma, hereditary factors, seasonal changes, and upper cervical subluxations.