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What Causes Headaches?

WHAT-CAUSES-HEADACHESWhat causes headaches? Some are caused by sinus trouble, eye problems, chemicals, nutritional deficiencies, stress, tension, and many other things. Many of them are related to blood vessels constricting – therefore called vascular headaches. But many headaches have their origins in the spine. Even when there are other factors complicating matters, improper spinal alignment is usually a big factor in who will get headaches and who will not.

Medical treatment for headaches is usually just to treat the symptom. “Take a pill.” Sometimes glasses can “cure” headaches, if the reason for the headache was poor vision. Sometimes very serious things such as brain tumors cause headaches. But for the majority of headaches, having your spine checked for proper alignment is the best thing you can do for yourself. After an exam and history, if problems are found in the spine, adjustments can be given that often relieve headaches, often almost immediately. If you or someone you know suffers from headaches, try chiropractic. You may be able to get rid of those aspirins! Whether it’s migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, or vascular headaches, chiropractic may be able to help by normalizing the body’s nervous system, and allowing it to heal.

If chiropractic doesn’t help, nutritional changes may help your headaches. I have a lot of information on that, too. It can range from hormonal to vitamins to minerals. If you have questions on what causes headaches the answer is easy, ask me for more information!