Why Your Back May Be to Blame for Chronic Headaches in Oak Ridge, TN

Why Your Back May Be to Blame for Chronic Headaches in Oak Ridge TN

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Frequent headaches can cause you aggravation and significantly affect your quality of life. If you suffer from chronic headaches and neck pain, then you may benefit from chiropractic headache treatment in Oak Ridge TN. Chiropractors use chiropractic adjustment to treat a wide range of conditions of the spine, some of which can cause headaches. headache - pain

Your cervical spine can cause you to feel pain in your head.

If you have suffered a spinal injury and were later diagnosed with cluster headaches or migraines, then you may be experiencing a cervicogenic headache. Cervicogenic headaches are what are referred to as secondary headaches, meaning that they are the result of a different physical issue or illness. Individuals who are afflicted with cervicogenic headaches typically have a neck lesion or neck disorder that is the source of their discomfort. Pain in some parts of your cervical spine can be interpreted by the brain as being located in your head.

Cervicogenic headaches can feel like migraines and cluster headaches in Oak Ridge TN

In most cases, cervicogenic headaches cause sufferers to feel a persistent, non-throbbing pain at the base and back of the skull than can radiate downward through the neck and between the shoulders. Sometimes, the pain from these headaches can also be felt as far forward as in the forehead and behind the eyes. It is common for a cervicogenic headache to begin after a sudden head movement. The headache and neck pain can be accompanied by symptoms such as pain in one or both arms, sensitivity to sound or light, dizziness, blurred vision, neck stiffness, nausea, and mobility problems.

Treating your back may alleviate your cervicogenic headaches.

If you are diagnosed with cervicogenic headaches, your doctor may recommend anti-inflammatories to provide pain relief. To resolve the source of your pain, you may be advised to pursue one or more of a variety of treatments. These options can include chiropractic headache treatment, acupuncture, trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and in rare cases, spine surgery to relieve compression.


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