Headaches occur across populations and are extremely common—according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 47 percent of the worldwide adult population experienced a headache at least one time in the past year. While there are more than 200 kinds of headaches, the “Tension Type Headache” is the most frequently seen.
Headaches can be caused from structural or biochemical changes in our bodies. There are many different causes of headaches, but as chiropractors, we look at the three Ts: trauma, toxins and thoughts. Trauma consists of accidents and injuries; toxins from chemical exposure, everyday skin and beauty products, food additives and alcohol; thoughts are emotional and mental factors like stress, anxiety and depression.
As chiropractors, we are able to re-align vertebrae in your neck to allow optimal nerve flow which may be causing the headaches. If the issue is more biochemical, taking supplements such as B Vitamins, OPC and Magnesium will be helpful to decrease the frequency and intensity of the migraines and headaches. Sufficient water intake is also very important to help keep balance in our bodies. Nutrition, well alignment and exercise are all crucial to help to decrease your headaches!