Contrary to popular belief, headaches are usually symptoms of an underlying condition rather than a standalone problem. Unfortunately, due to the sheer number of possibilities, sufferers can find it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of headaches. Some people discount headaches as a minor issue that goes away with rest or medication.   


However, by doing so, sufferers do not solve the root problem beneath the symptom. As a result, recurring headaches become a lingering issue (each time drugs wear out or affected nerves trigger their impulses). Additionally, untreated headaches may gradually result in complications such as nausea, dizziness, confusion, and vomiting. 


Whiplash Injury


Whiplash is an underdiagnosed condition that occurs from an abrupt and violent movement (i.e., rapid acceleration followed by deceleration) of the neck. It may arise from sports injuries or motor accidents. Headaches linked to whiplash usually stem from the back of the head, which connects with the neck.  

Some people may choose to leave their whiplash injuries untreated. However, doing so may result in long-term consequences. Depending on the severity, whiplash might lead to muscle tension, stiffness, and loss of motion in some cases. 


Prolapsed Disc 


A prolapsed disc results from a physical injury that damages the outer fibers of the disc, causing herniation (i.e., a portion of the inner disc protrudes). A herniated disc may press against surrounding nerves, causing chronic headaches. The condition might occur from arthritis, repeated damage to a specific spot, or high-impact accidents. 


Posture Issues


Uncorrected poor posture causes accumulated tension in the back, neck, and shoulder regions, triggering periodic headaches. The condition usually affects individuals with sedentary lifestyles or who spend a lot of time sitting or standing at work. Posture-related headaches often originate from the forehead and the back of the neck. 


Through chiropractic treatment, your assigned specialist can identify the musculoskeletal areas responsible for the headaches and ease symptoms at the root. Essentially, you will not only feel better but get better.  


Request an appointment with Corrective Chiropractor to make headaches a pain of yesterday.