Chemical reactions in your brain can cause headaches, along with the blood vessels surrounding your skull, and the muscles inside of your head. Some headaches can also be caused by:
Because these are very common, they should be the first factors you eliminate from your lifestyle when fighting headaches. Some headaches, of course, aren’t caused by these things but are symptoms diseases and conditions, such as:
To diagnose the cause of your headache, you need to consult with a chiropractic professional like Dr. Sal at Gentle Touch Chiropractic.
When you come into the office, Dr. Sal will first collect your medical history, consult with you about your symptoms, and do a physical examination. He may decide to perform a manipulation of the spine to relieve stress on your body, give you ergonomic advice to improve your posture and provide you with a physical therapy regimen to reduce joint irritation.
By doing everything prescribed by Dr. Sal, you can help to alleviate the pain from your headaches. He treats the body as a complex system, so he may find the cause of your headaches isn’t in the head itself. Together, you can get to the cause and finally experience relief.
As soon as your headaches are affecting your everyday life, you should see Dr. Sal. If you’re having an intense headache that is also causing confusion and fainting, or trouble seeing, speaking, or walking, go to the emergency room or dial 911 immediately, as this could be a symptom of a life-threatening condition, such as a stroke.
If you’re experiencing frequent headaches, contact Dr. Sal. Together, you can get to the cause of your headaches, and he can give you the treatment plan you need to experience relief.
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