Headaches are one of the most common pain conditions in the world. Up to 75% of adults worldwide have had a headache in the past year.
Headaches are a major cause of missing work, school, and social events. For some, constantly battling headaches can lead to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
There are over 150 types of headaches with many different causes and triggers. The most common of these headaches include:
- Tension headaches – headaches that are caused by muscle contractions in the upper back, neck, and scalp
- Cervicogenic headaches – chronic headaches caused by problems in the neck
- Post Traumatic headaches – headaches that follow head or neck trauma such as whiplash
Chiropractic care has proven very successful in providing safe, effective, long-term relief from numerous types of headaches. Most headaches have a spinal, muscular or habitual cause, which chiropractors are trained to identify and treat. In fact, up to 25% of patients seek chiropractic care for headache relief.