Causes of Headaches

Painful headache

What causes headaches and how can chiropractic help?

Posture – Today, so many people spend hours in one fixed position or posture, whether at a desk, a workstation, or in a vehicle. If this is you, this can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in your neck, upper back and shoulders, causing your tension headache.

Stress and anxiety, triggering TMJ symptoms, show up in the form of aching jaws and tension headache.

Motor vehicle accident – The most common injuries associated with MVA’s are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments. A stiff neck and headaches are a common symptom after a motor vehicle accident.

While commonly prescribed headache medications may help relieve the symptoms, they do not really correct the cause of a tension headache. Evaluation of your daily activities along with correction of neck stressors and misalignments ultimately correct the cause of tension headaches.