Tension headaches are the most common of all. Tension headaches as are a constant dull, achy feeling on either one side or both sides of the head. It is often described as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes. This type of tension headache usually begins slowly. Tension headaches are often caused by stress and even bad posture can be a culprit. Although the pain can be severe, tension headaches are usually not associated with other symptoms such as nausea, throbbing or vomiting. The most common cause of tension headaches is subluxations in the upper back and neck. When the top cervical vertebrae lose their normal motion or position, a muscle called the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle goes into spasm. Reach Health and Wellness can help with these headaches with chiropractic care.

Migraine headaches are intense and throbbing headaches that are often associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or noise. Migraine headaches can last a few hours and even as long as a few days. Research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating headaches. Each individual’s case is different and requires a thorough evaluation before a proper course of chiropractic care at Reach Health in Collegedale can be determined. Most patients with headache pain see improvement through manipulation of the upper two cervical vertebrae and adjustments to the junction between the cervical and thoracic spine.