How a Chiropractor Can Help With Headaches in San Antonio TX?

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About 50% of the world's population suffers from headaches yearly, and 4% endure headaches for 15 or more days every month. As such, headaches significantly impact productivity, stress levels, and personal relationships. And while headaches are undeniably very common, they are far from normal. They indicate that something is not right in your body. This article will help guide you toward headache treatment by visiting a chiropractor in San Antonio TX.


Chiropractic Care for Headaches

Headaches have a vast range of causes, including medical conditions like high blood pressure, emotional stress like anxiety and depression, and environmental factors such as allergies and weather changes. At Moore Chiropractic, we primarily focus on the mechanical and physical causes of headaches, such as head, neck, and spine injuries, tight muscles, and nerve irritation.

While we can put forward some lifestyle changes that may positively affect the frequency and severity of your headaches, most notably, headaches due to physical causes, such as a subluxation or lack of mobility in the spine, will not disappear by taking painkillers like Aleve, Tylenol, or Advil. This is because medications only mask symptoms without treating the underlying cause of your headaches. Taking medication without addressing the root cause will only result in your headache returning. What’s more, painkillers come with several harmful side effects like stomach issues, bleeding, and ulcers.

If you have a headache due to a physical or mechanical cause, it is imperative to identify the root cause of the problem and have it addressed.


Common Types of Headaches in San Antonio TX

Whiplash Headache

Whiplash headache is common among victims of whiplash injuries — car accidents, sports injuries, and slips and falls. Pain emanates from the base of the skull and tends to intensify when you move your neck. Depending on the extent of the injury, one may experience concussion-like symptoms.

Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache, which means it is usually due to other underlying issues like an injury, spinal dysfunction, or an infection. Specifically, cervicogenic headache pain occurs due to an issue in the neck (cervical spine). However, the pain is felt throughout the head, starting from the back of the head, and wrapping around the front, along with symptoms of a typical headache. You may experience stiffness or pain in the neck.

Cervicogenic headache is common among people who sit for long periods, typically doing desk work or working on a computer.

Allergy or Sinus Headache

A form of headache characterized by pressure around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead, sinus headaches are common during allergy season. One may also suffer this sinus headache in winter, especially if they have a cold.

The most common cause of sinus headaches is sinus infection or inflammation from allergies. The pain usually intensifies with an increase in pressure, typically when you bend forward or lie down.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine is a type of headache often described as throbbing or pulsing pain. The pain is usually experienced on one side of the head and can be so enervating that sometimes it causes nausea, vomiting, and susceptibility to light and sound. Individuals who suffer migraines experience aura (temporary but recurring visual or sensory disturbances) before a migraine strikes.

Tension Headaches

This is the most common type of headache and is described as a tight band that wraps and creates pressure around the head, causing dull aching and sharp pain at the base of the skull. Tension headaches can be caused by spinal dysfunction and muscle tension. They are diffuse and broad, often feeling dull to moderate pain.


FAQs

Many things cause migraines, including some unidentified causes. Assessing the overall function of your spines and neck is extremely important to your overall health and can potentially improve migraine symptoms.

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Moore Chiropractic

8507 McCullough Ave Suite A-1
San Antonio, TX 78216

(210) 525-9063