Repetitive stress such as hours of work on a computer, poor posture or stress can also take a toll over time. The chiropractor is also trained to recognize the signs of rare problems that may require immediate medical attention. He or she will perform a special spinal examination to determine whether the symptoms may be alleviated by chiropractic care. The remaining 95 percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. The 1999 study found that more than 80 percent of the patients blamed stress for leading to their migraine attacks. While these studies did show great benefits from chiropractic care, more extensive scientific research is needed to establish exactly how effective all the different forms of headache treatment actually are. Antidepressants, blood pressure medications or anti-seizure medications might also be prescribed to prevent tension headaches from occurring at all. Chiropractors in Jacksonville FL have an extensive understanding of subtle issues occurring in the spine which, due to its connection with the nervous system, is very often the source of pain.
No matter how hard you try it seems as though the only thing you can do to endure the pain of a migraine is to wait it out until it is over and try to manage the symptoms to the best of your ability. A headache disrupts your day or night and makes it hard or impossible to concentrate on any task. The chiropractic adjustment achieves proper communication through restoration of joint motion and proper nervous system functioning. Causes are not completely understood but there are a wide variety of documented, attributable factors for creating headaches, such as drug reactions, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), tightness in the neck muscles, low blood sugar, high blood pressure stress and fatigue, the majority of headaches are of three types: tension-type, cervicogenic and migraine headaches. Chiropractic is no more a treatment for headaches than it is for autism, sensory processing disorder, epilepsy and other conditions people present with in my office. When you visit our headache chiropractor in Jacksonville FL, we will perform a thorough evaluation to locate the underlying neuro- musculoskeletal factors that may be contributing to your headaches.