Headaches have a number of factors however are commonly caused by stress, weather, allergies and diet. Tension headaches, migraine headaches, and cluster headaches are amongst the most common occurrences. Headaches such as tension headaches can be traced to neck or upperback misalignments along tight shoulder and neck muscles. Dr. Michelle has a series of adjustment techniques and exercises to help alleviate the causes of back and neck caused headaches.
On your first visit Dr. Michelle will proceed with a full analysis of your medical and behavioral history as to better determine the cause of your headaches. Within the consultation beyond a simple Q&A, other tests may be run including X-Rays. Most headaches can be subject or a direct result to auto injuries, sinus difficulties, stress, tension or any other neck-related symptom no matter how recent or old.
The nerves of the neck are a complex system and when irritated can lead to head pain that travels from the neck to the top of the skull and around the ears or the forehead. The pain can often radiate to the back of the eyes, face and upper back. These headaches can make it difficult to think clearly. Regardless the cause of the headache chiropractic evaluation will help lead you in the right direction.