Headaches and migraines can be debilitating. Whether its a short, sharp headache brought on by sudden movement; a long, dull headache caused by stress; or a repetitive migraine with regular intense pain, it can make your life very difficult.
Most people try to treat their headaches with painkillers. And these can help a lot. But they never change the cause of the problem. In fact, taking painkillers too often can cause headaches you wouldn’t otherwise have, along with a myriad of other potential side-effects.
Relieving headaches requires treatment of the cause. Most commonly this is stress, poor posture, or both. If you sit with your head forwards (anterior head carriage) the muscles in the back of your neck have to support the weight of your head. They aren’t designed to do this and they’ll get tired and they’ll start to ache. When this happens most people also feel “radiating pain” into the head, most often around the eyes or jaw. This is usually worsened when the joints of the neck become stiff, making the head even heavier. Chiropractic treatment is ideally suited to relieve this sort of headache, which Robert Correll is highly trained in helping you to change your posture to prevent the headache from returning.
Migraines are notoriously complicated. While the potential triggers are virtually limitless, common factors include tiredness, hormonal changes, stress and chocolate. The effect of all of these factors is to drain the brain, placing high demands on its energy reserves until it can’t cope any more. This causes a wide variety of symptoms, including dizziness, visual disturbances and sensory changes along with intense pain. Treatment of migraines can become equally complicated. You can avoid attacks by reducing the demand on the brain. This can include removing irritation from the neck joints and muscles and training the balance system, both of which are specialities of Robert Correll at Quiropractico Promover.