Headaches, although common, are not normal. About 90% of us will suffer from some type of headaches at some point in time. Many will only suffer from an occasional headache, but some may become quite frequent. A headache can present with anything from a dull ache to throbbing or pounding. In some cases, headaches can become severe and even be debilitating.
Although most people reach to the medicine cabinet for a variety of over the counter pain relievers when a headache starts, it may not be the best choice for your health.
Many headaches are tension headaches that result from the muscles in the back of the neck becoming very tight. Along with a headache, this can result in tightness in your neck and even limitations in the ability to normally move your neck or what we refer to as restricted range of motion. This can result from a number of reasons such as a sedentary lifestyle, sitting at a computer for an extended period of time, or from looking down at a mobile device for long periods of time. This is called “text neck” and we believe is the biggest cause of spine and neck problems.
Do I need X-Rays if I have headaches?
A: In many cases x-rays give important information when evaluating the condition of your spine and any possible causative factors of your headaches. At Chiropractic of Naples, we offer state of the art digital x-rays to provide us with the best quality films to best evaluate your condition and determine the appropriate care plan.
Do you see a lot of people with headaches?
A: Yes, most people will experience headaches at some point in their lives, Thus, a large segment of our patients initially come in because of headaches.
How long will it take for me to get better?
A: Depending upon your specific findings, relief care can vary from a few days to a few weeks.
At Chiropractic of Naples, we will do a thorough evaluation including a sophisticated digital analysis (computerized diagnostic scans) to determine where the stresses in your life have caused the pinched nerves that are causing you pain and/or stiffness and address them properly.