A Solution to Chronic Headaches
Chronic headaches are more than an inconvenience; they’re the cause of millions of hours of lost time every year, which has a significant negative impact on the world economy. If you or someone you know has severe, debilitating headaches twice a week or more, it’s time to consider seeking help.
Headaches come in many different forms: there are tension headaches, migraines, cervicogenic headaches, cluster headaches, sinus headaches, post-traumatic headaches, and more. Each of these forms of headaches can have one of dozens of potential triggers or causes, and that means a precise, informed approach is necessary to naturally treating chronic headaches. Other than the obvious pain caused throughout a chronic headache sufferer’s head, face, and neck, chronic headaches are also accompanied by additional symptoms, including nausea, dizziness, muscular weakness, and in more severe cases, blurred vision and difficulty speaking.
Critically, apart from being disruptive to living one’s life, chronic headaches can often be a sign of a more serious medical condition. This is one reason developing a thorough understanding of the exact nature of one’s headaches is so important; the presence of certain of the above secondary symptoms can indicate whether the headaches are being caused by lifestyle factors (poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, eye strain), past injury or trauma, genetic causes, or critical medical problems (brain tumor, cancer, etc.) that need to be addressed immediately. In short, if you have chronic headaches, don’t delay, get them checked out right away! The Bay Clinic of Chiropractic offers the latest in medical technology and sophisticated lab tests to determine the exact cause of chronic headaches, which is the first step on the path to wellness and pain relief.
In most cases, chronic headaches are treatable using natural, drug-free methods. Chiropractic medicine has a wide number of tools that can provide relief from chronic headaches. Especially if the headaches are cervicogenic in nature (that is, if they originate in the neck or spine), patients have reported immediate improvement through chiropractic adjustments. Natural hormone treatment is another technique that helps with chronic headaches, as many headaches are started by improper flow of serotonin a neurotransmitter produced mainly in the gut and some in the brain, which causes inflammation. Clinical nutrition also helps prevent chronic headaches before they start by providing the brain with the nutrients necessary for proper functioning.