Headaches Be Gone!
Taking aspirin for a headache is common, but it merely masks the pain. The pain does not go away! It is still there, you just don’t know it, because you can’t feel it.
Muscular Tension Headaches
Tension headaches are usually caused by muscle contractions in your head, neck and shoulder muscles. They are one of the most common headaches experienced by most Americans and are often caused by “emotional stress” that leads to stiffness in your muscles and joints.
These headaches typically begin slowly and increase gradually in intensity as the day progresses. The person feels as if they have a tight band around their head, a constant, dull ache on both sides, and pain that spreads to or from their neck.
Tension headaches, if not properly treated, can lead to a vicious circle of more muscular tension leading to more intense headaches. Chiropractic adjustments alleviate tension headaches by restoring proper alignment of your spine and at the same time releasing the built-up tension in your muscles.
Serious Vascular Headaches
Headaches that arise due to abnormalities in your vascular system (arteries) are more commonly known as “migraines.” Although many Americans experience at least one migraine over the course of their lives, the cause of migraines varies.
Medical studies show that migraines are oftentimes triggered by a change in hormones arising from exposure to food, smells, changes in the weather, and even emotional stress. When these changes in your body’s hormone levels occur, the blood vessels located in your head dilate. This causes other symptoms like nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual auras, followed by a severe headache that cannot be treated effectively or even disguised by aspirin and other over-the-counter medications.
The good news is that both vascular and tension headaches respond well to chiropractic care, and especially to NUCCA. NUCCA is a specialized form of upper cervical chiropractic care that does not require any medications.
Tired of taking aspirin or migraine pills? Give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation at (619) 756-7510.
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Gentle NUCCA Chiropractors
Intouch Chiropractic | San Diego, CA
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