An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Headaches or head pain is the most common form of pain. Just about everyone has had a headache at some time and point. One major reason people miss school or work is due to having a headache. Headache evaluations are one of the most common visits to the doctor.
Not all headaches require a doctor's attention. Sometimes headaches warn of a more serious medical condition. Get medical attention right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head or have a headache along with a stiff neck, confusion, fever, or loss of consciousness. One of the most common types of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw. These tension headaches are often related to stress, anxiety, or depression. One of the main triggers for tension headaches is if you work prolonged hours especially with poor posture, don't get enough sleep, or are under a lot of emotional stress. With tension type headaches many people experience a tight band of pain around the head at the level of the ears which creates a dull, achy or pressure sensation.
Other common headaches include:
These types of headaches may cause mild to moderate pain on both sides of the head as well as above the eyes. Most intermittent tension type headaches are easily treated with chiropractic care or massage.
Your Duluth/Hermantown, MN chiropractor can help manage your headache pain in a number of different ways. Treatment is customized based on the origin of pain, your age, and intensity of pain.
Dr. Timothy Zakrajsek and Dr. Gayle Garness are chiropractors serving patients in the Duluth, Kenwood, Woodland, Duluth Heights, and Lakeside neighborhoods. The Kenwood Chiropractic team is dedicated to making sure that all patients get the care and attention that you deserve. Chiropractic care is also extremely beneficial for overall wellness, and many patients have chiropractic adjustments as part of their preventive care plan. Kenwood Chiropractic even offers nutritional counseling for Duluth MN patients who want to achieve the optimal level of good health.
Your Duluth chiropractor here at Kenwood Chiropractic can create your personalized rehabilitation and pain relief plan for your symptoms. Call the Kenwood Chiropractic office to see whether chiropractic care is the best solution for your headache pain, (218)724-6008.