What Triggers Headaches?
The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck. Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than they used to and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache.
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have experienced the pounding pain of an excruciating headache. You may not believe it, but 50 million people battle headaches on a regular basis and 12 million even suffer headaches daily. What’s more is that 28 million of those regular headaches are migraines. And lastly, recent studies have revealed that 20% of children are regularly suffering from headaches. These numbers are startling, don’t you think? The throbbing, pounding sensation of a splitting headache is an all too common condition for millions of people each day. Some suffer with headaches several times a month, others even more. A headache can be a debilitating problem that can jeopardize your employment, decrease your potential, and interrupt your family life. Headaches are so common that the International Headache Society has classified 129 different types of headaches! The most common of which come from the muscles (muscle tension), blood vessels (migraines), and joints (from the neck called “cervicogenic”).
Headaches are the #1 reason consumers use over-the-counter drugs
Many people resort to medication to find relief from the headache pain. Unfortunately, the relief they find is often fleeting, and the pain returns once again. For most, it seems as though no matter how many pills they take, the headaches keep returning, and in many cases the headaches increase in severity and frequency.
Our office has experienced considerable success in relieving the cause of headaches. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to treat the cause and the many symptoms associated with headaches. Treatments may include adjustments, physiotherapy, spinal traction, therapeutic exercises and massage to provide relief to our patients.
If you or someone you know is suffering from headaches, you NEED to being evaluated by our doctors for a drug free approach. Please contact our office at 302-993-9113 to schedule your evaluation. You have nothing to lose but your headache!