Health and Fitness

Ways To Prevent Headaches

Headaches are the most common cause of pain. In America, around twenty- eight million have had a migraine, 4.5 million get a headache once a month. Headaches can have many cause and triggers like stress, noise, light that hurts the eyes, food, insomnia, blood sugar changes, and much more. Headaches may begin gently and are often described as achy, shooting pain, throbbing, and even electric. They begin at the upper part of the neck which is known as cervical one by San Deigo Chiropractor , and may work itself up into the temple, eyes, and upper/back of head. Although they are common in adults, children are equipped to getting headaches as well.

There are two types of headaches, primary and secondary. Primary headaches are caused by problems of the neck muscles, such as a pinched nerve that may cause compression inside the blood vessels within the skull. Other primary headaches include poor vision headaches, and sinus allergies or infection headaches. On the other hand, secondary headaches often happen from head injury, concussions, high blood pressure, or some medications. To avoid muscle tension headaches and migraines, be aware of posture and slouching, keep computer at eye level, and sidestep bending the neck forward to look down at a book for too long or cellphone.

Early treatment is important in identifying the source of the problem that is causing the discomfort. Types of successful treatment are massage, over the counter pain medication, avoiding certain foods that contain caffeine and alcohol, and the most success has been seen through chiropractic. San Diego Chiropractors are able to mobilize the neck with their hands to relief a pinched nerve from compression with additional stretching and strengthening to help prevent future headaches. Doctors of chiropractic are also licensed to treat the body with specific detail on the nerves and musculoskeletal system. Be sure to seek a doctor of chiropractic for advice on how to control head throbbing pain.