If you're alive and old enough to read, you've probably felt a headache at some point in your life. It's true that nearly everyone has suffered from the symptoms of a headache or migraine at least once in their lifetime. Whether the pain is sharp, dull, behind the eyes, or all over, headaches and migraines may last a couple hours or even a couple days, depending on the severity. Headaches and migraines can occur for several reasons including dehydration, head injury, neck injury, back injury, tension, side effects from medication, and even over sleeping. The most common similarity between all headaches and migraines, however, is the tension in muscles.
Tension headaches affect about 75 percent of Americans and are described as a constant band-like pain, tightness, or pressure around the forehead or back of the head and neck. Every headache or migraine can be a little different, and they all depend on how people deal with their pain. Where some people deal with headaches and migraines by taking medication, others find alternative measures such as visiting the chiropractor. A chiropractic adjustment in the cervical vertebrae can be extremely helpful by helping to release the tension causing the headache or migraine.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help with releasing tension associated with headaches and migraines, call Canyon Chiropractic in San Ramon at (925) 867-1414 to schedule a consultation today.
*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.