Unfortunately, headaches are a very common health complaint, with over half the population reporting headaches every year and 4% of the world’s population suffering from headaches for 15 or more days every month! Even more concerning is that headaches are the 6th leading cause of disability globally. There can be many causes of headaches—such as an underlying medical condition (high blood pressure, infection, hormonal), environmental exposure (weather, allergies, chemical or food sensitivities), emotional stress (worry, anxiety, depression), or structural/mechanical (spinal misalignment, nerve irritation, poor posture).
Our office focuses mainly on the structural aspect, but we can certainly advise you with lifestyle changes and resources for the other possible causes. If you have already ruled out medical or other causes, there’s a high likelihood that you may have a structural issue that would be best handled by a great chiropractor—especially if you’ve had any history of traumas such as car accidents, sports injuries, or even repetitive postural positions (desk/computer work). If you have a structural cause, no amount of medications or stretches will solve your problem—if you’re reading this, you’ve likely already come to this conclusion. But don’t worry, there’s hope!