Headaches: normal or not?
Most of the adult population has experienced the discomfort of having a headache at one point. Because of this fact, most people tend to think that having a headache is no big deal. But what if you find yourself plagued with repeated headaches? Do you find yourself reaching for a bottle of pain pills or massaging your temples all too often? You don’t have to live like this.
There are a multitude of reason why we might experience a headache: accidents, injuries, poor posture, bad diet, too much stress, or even staring at a phone or computer screen too long. But headaches are a symptom, not the root of your pain.
So… are they normal?
No. No, your headaches aren’t normal. They’re actually your body’s way of telling you something is wrong and that you need to fix it.
So why am I experiencing them?
A variety of headaches are linked to the musculoskeletal system. Many result from injury to or wear and tear on the joints, muscles, tendons, or nerves. Chiropractors are doctors that specialize in the muscuoloskeletal system. We use chiropractic adjustment to remove misalignments in your spine.
People suffering from persistent headaches often experience pain because the C1, C2, and C3 vertebrae of their spines (found in the upper part of your neck) are malpositioned. Muscles also play a huge part in your pain. Abnormally tense muscles (hypertonicity) or spasms of tight muscles (spasticity) can cause your vertebrae to be pulled out of place. These sort of muscle troubles can place pressure on your nerves – leading to painful headaches.
Suffering from headaches? Dr. Teeter is here to help!