Most headaches people experience are benign and mild in nature, however, some will be debilitating and have a significant effect on their lives. Headaches are a sign that something is wrong.

While taking pain-killers may provide temporary relief, they will not address the underlying root cause of this condition. Persistent Headaches is commonly accompanied by depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance.

Common headache causes:

Psychological stress
Neck and shoulder dysfunction, such as overused and imbalanced muscles in the neck
History of neck trauma
Sinusitis related headache
Infections or allergies
High blood pressure
Inadequate sleep or poor sleep quality
Irregular meals or missing a meal
Lack of good nutrition in the diet
Side effect from medications
Alcohol and drugs
Hormonal imbalances

How can a chiropractor help?

CSG chiropractors take a whole-person approach and aim to address the underlying cause of the headache, be it through restoring the neck dysfunction (Physical), helping you adapt better to stress (Mind), and/or nutritional counseling (Chemical). Chiropractic may provide a long-lasting solution for headache relief that can benefit people of all ages.

 “Cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.”

 – McCrory, Penzlen, Hasselblad, Gray (2001), Duke Evidence Report

Tips for Headache Sufferers

Manage stress levels
Get 8 hrs of sleep every day
Don’t miss your meals
Eat nutrient dense foods and avoid foods that cause allergies
Avoid caffeine and alcohol
If light and sound sensitive, avoid it
Improve your cardiovascular function
If there is history of neck trauma, have an exam immediately
Get your chiropractic adjustments
Get professional advice on posture, ergonomics and sleep positions