Headaches and chiropractic problems go hand in hand. Many headaches are caused by muscle strain in your back or neck, so Dr. Royce McGowan, Dr. Shelita McGowan, and Dr. Kwame Jenkins at the McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center can help figure out the best way to treat them. In one recent study, 71% of the people who saw chiropractors for migraines experienced significant improvement after seeing a chiropractor.
The trick is to find the best treatment for what’s making your head hurt. Some of the most common treatments and lifestyle recommendations could include:
As part of the diagnosis, the doctors take a history of your headaches, when they occur, and their pain levels. There may be an MRI or CT scan required to see if the headache is a symptom of some other problem.
The dull throbbing in your head that causes the pain could be caused by a variety of ailments. It’s not always clear why pain signals are sent to the brain, but it occurs because nerves in your blood vessels and muscles get activated and irritated. Often, pain is brought on by environmental causes.
Sometimes a headache can be triggered by something as simple as bright lights, lack of food, loud noise, or cradling a phone with a bent neck. Headaches could cause tingling in your hands, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting as possible side effects.
Yes, not all headaches are the same, nor are they caused by the same triggers.
The most common types of headaches are:
It’s maybe much easier to avoid a headache in the first place rather than getting rid of one once you have it. Some ways to avoid a headache are:
Visit Dr. Royce McGowan, Dr. Shelita McGowan, and Dr. Kwame Jenkins at the McGowan Medical Centers in Jacksonville, Florida, for specialized headache treatments.
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