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Headaches

Looking for relief from headaches? Dr. Atkin is here to help! Keep reading or watch the video above to find out what causes headaches and how to fix them.

A tension headache is often described as a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes.  Subluxations in the upper back and neck are a common cause of tension headaches and are effectively treated with chiropractic adjustments by a Holly Springs Chiropractor.

What types of headaches are there?

Primary Headaches occur when the headache is the main problem and it isn’t associated with another disease or condition. Tension headaches and migraines are examples of primary headaches

Secondary Headaches occur as a side effect of a bigger problem or disease. Examples of secondary headaches include high blood pressure, stroke, or medication side effects along with many other possibilities.

Tension/Stress Headaches

Of all those who suffer from headaches, about 75% suffer from tension headaches.

Here’s how most people describe a tension headache:

  • constant dull, achy feeling either on one side or both sides of the head
  • usually begins slowly and gradually
  • often lasts for several hours or for the rest of the day
  • begins in the middle or toward the end of a stressful day
  • often the result of stress or bad posture, which stresses the spine and muscles in the upper back and neck.

Although the pain can be severe, tension headaches are usually not associated with other symptoms, such as nausea, throbbing or vomiting.

Subluxations in the upper neck are the most common cause of tension headaches.

 

 

What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is spinal misalignment that puts pressure on a nerve causing a breakdown in communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

The best way to get rid of a tension headache is to keep your spine free from nerve interference by getting adjusted by Dr. Atkin, a Holly Springs chiropractor.

 

Migraine Headaches

 Migraines are intense and throbbing headaches that are often associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or noise. They can last from as little as a few hours to as long as a few days.

Many of those who suffer from migraines experience visual symptoms called an “aura” just prior to an attack that is often described as seeing flashing lights or that everything takes on a dream-like appearance.

Migraine headaches can be so intense that many people just want to turn off all the lights, close the blinds, and curl up in bed until it passes.

There are a number of things that can trigger migraines, such as lack of sleep, stress, flickering lights, strong odors, changing weather patterns and several foods.

Could a misalignment in the sphenoid be the cause of your migraines?

Check out this video to learn more! 

There are many different ideas and theories behind what causes migraines but one thing is certain: If subluxation (nerve interference) is the cause of your migraines, then chiropractic care is exactly what you need.

Everyone who gets migraines needs to get their cervical spine checked by Dr. Atkin to determine if subluxation (nerve interference) is a cause of their migraines. If subluxation is the cause of your migraines, consistent chiropractic care may be the only way to find relief from your migraines.