Know this – It’s not in your head. The pain that has manifested in your head – and stiffened your neck muscles – is more than likely caused by a form of cervical spine manipulation.
- Pinched nerves
- Torque and tension in the neck
- Imbalance in muscles
- Pulling from the shoulder
- Stiff vertebra joints
- Adhesions in neck muscles
- Low-grade spasms
Headache pain results when brain, blood vessels, head muscles, and surrounding nerves send pain signals to the brain. Headaches come in the form of:
Why these signals activate headache pain is not certain. Some headaches are a hereditary condition. For instance, 90 percent of those who experience migraine headaches have family members suffering from migraines. Too much physical activity may also trigger migraine headaches.
Acute-onset headaches occur suddenly and are typically caused by an illness, infection, cold, or fever. Common conditions that cause an acute headache are inflammation or infection of the:
- Sinuses – diagnosed as sinusitis
- Throat – diagnosed as pharyngitis
- Ears – diagnosed as otisis
Injuries – blows to the head or other trauma – will result in headache pain.
The tension headache – a chronic non-progressive headache – is head pain resulting from:
- Family- and friend-induced emotional stress
- Work or school related stress
- Alcohol abuse
- Overuse of medications
- Disturbed sleep
- Skipped meals
- Neck strain
- Back strain
Environmental Cause of Headaches
Certain environmental factors can trigger headaches:
- Smoking tobacco
- Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke
- Household chemicals
- Foods – e.g. gluten
- Weather changes
Our mission at spine_and_sports_medicine is to take away your headaches and give you back your quality of life – pain free with more energy. To feel like yourself again, contact brian_kessler and discover how spine_and_sports_medicine’s all-encompassing pain management treatment services can bring you relief from your headaches.