Ever had a stressful day at work and came home with a throbbing headache? Wake up tired after a rough flight to New York with a tight squeezing pain in your temples? If you have, then you have likely experienced a headache.
A headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point, or have a squeezing-like quality. A headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull ache.
Headaches may appear gradually or suddenly, and they may last less than an hour or for several days. There are many different causes and types of headaches.
Why am I getting headaches?
There are many reasons why you might be experiencing headaches. Every person has different triggers that might cause headaches. It is important to make a daily log of your headaches to help pinpoint the cause. Some common triggers of headaches include:
- Alcohol, particularly red wine
- Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates
- Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
- Poor posture
- Skipped meals
- Hormonal changes
How can chiropractic care help with headaches?
A chiropractor will be able to determine what type of headache you are experiencing during an initial consultation. We often treat patients with migraines, cervicogenic headaches, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. Here at Santa Clara Custom Chiropractic, we incorporate manual therapy including active release technique and Graston technique, taping, cupping, rehabilitative exercises, and patient education along with our chiropractic adjustments.
Schedule a visit with one of our chiropractors when symptoms:
- Occur more frequently than usual
- Are more severe than usual
- Prevent you from working, sleeping or participating in normal activities
- Worsen or don’t improve with appropriate use of over-the-counter drugs
- Cause you distress, and you would like to find treatment options that enable you to control them better
How to make an appointment
To schedule an appointment, please call us at 408-248-8700 or visit our website at santaclaracustomchiro.com.
After scheduling your appointment, intake forms will be conveniently emailed to you to complete prior to your initial evaluation. These forms will include questions about your health history so our chiropractors can get a clear picture on how to get you back to your pain-free life again.