Having a headache is sometimes painful. Headaches can strike at any time depending on one’s current state of health. At Balance Chiropractic Health Center in Oakland and Sonoma, CA and Salt Lake, UT, Dr. Eva Whitmore offers a variety of treatments for headaches for patients in the Oakland, Sonoma, and Salt Lake area.
Headaches Q & A
Why Does One Get Headaches?
Headaches are caused by many factors. Some of the most common reasons for headaches include stress, improper diet, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, lack of sleep, and poor posture. Stressful jobs or hectic lifestyles can lead to frequent headaches. Dr. Whitmore can identify the source causing the headaches and help determine the best route of treatment using chiropractic care. Dr. Whitmore is a holistic chiropractor in Oakland, CA and Salt Lake, UT who is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating headaches.
How Can A Chiropractic Adjustment Treat Headaches?
Certain types of headaches can directly benefit from a chiropractic adjustment. Numerous research studies show that chiropractic adjustments are effective for treating headaches. For example, one who is suffering from headaches that feel like a tight band that is squeezing the skull or a dull ache behind the eyes may be experiencing tension headaches. The cause of a tension headache is a slight misalignment in the vertebrae of the upper back and neck. By getting a spinal adjustment by Dr. Whitmore, one will have a realigned vertebrae that will provide headache relief. Individualized treatment will depend on the specific type of headache, history of headaches, and other outlying factors.
What are the Different Types of Headaches?
Tension headaches are associated with a misaligned vertebrae. Sinus headaches are caused by sinus pressure or infections. Recurrent and severe headaches on one side of the head are commonly known as cluster headaches. Patients who abuse over-the-counter medications to alleviate headaches often cause more headaches from the reliance on a particular medication.
What are some “Headache Triggers”?
- Menstrual period symptoms
- Changes in weather
- Emotional factors such as depression, anxiety, frustration
- Constant exposure to nitrite compounds which often is found in foods such as hot dogs and other processed meats
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG) often found in food items such as soy sauce and packaged foods