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6 All-Natural Treatment Options for Headaches

By June 28, 2017 No Comments

Headaches are very common condition treated by Chiropractors. It is estimated that 93% of headaches are what we call cervicogenic, meaning they are coming from the neck.

Symptoms of headaches

  • Pain in the neck
  • Pain around the base of your skull
  • Pain radiating into the temples or behind the eyes
  • Pressure in your sinuses
  • TMJ or jaw pain

Types of headaches Chiropractors treat

  • Neckaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Temporal or behind the eyes
  • Sinus headaches
  • TMJ headaches

A very important group of small muscles called suboccipitals can cause pain to radiate to temples or eyes. The occipitals get tight from

  • Poor posture
  • Excessive sitting, looking down at phone, Ipad or laptop

Treatments for headaches

  • Manipulation/mobilizations to improve mobility of the joints in your neck
  • Active Release Therapy to stretch and remove any adhesions in the muscles in your neck
  • Cervical traction can help to reduce pressure on the nerves and joints in your neck
  • Posture exercises
  • Ergonomic modifications- work, sleep, phone use
  • Neck stretching