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Chiropractic Care Explains Headaches Trigger Points

Headaches are one of the most common conditions that people seek treatment for. Tension headaches, in particular, are prevalent and can be caused by stress or muscle tension. Fortunately, there is a natural solution to this problem! Our chiropractors have helped many patients with their chronic headache problems.

A study suggests that spinal manipulative treatment is significantly helpful in the management of tension headaches. In addition to that, the study results also maintain that patients who underwent chiropractic procedures and then stopped after four weeks still experienced continued benefits compared to patients who had been offered pain medication.

Tension headaches

75% of headache patients will have suffered from tension headaches at some point in their lives. Most patients experience a dull, achy feeling that seems to remain constant on one or both sides of their heads. It’s also described as a dull ache, either behind the eyes or around the head, as if one has a tight band around the head. These headaches, which can result from stressful moments or bad posture, affecting the spine and muscles in the neck and upper side of the back, can last anywhere between 4-72 hours, depending on how severe they are.

Tensional headaches are the most common type of headache. They can be caused by several factors, including subluxations in the neck and upper side of the back and active trigger points. The problem starts with the top cervical vertebrae losing their normal position or motion, and the result is a muscle known as rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPM) going into spasm. The major problem is that the muscle contains a tendon attached to pain-sensitive tissue covering the brain. The pain-sensitive tissue, known as Dura matter, is responsible for causing pain but has no feeling of itself. It only sends signals to another part called the thalamus, which then relays them to other parts of your brain, where they are interpreted as painful stimuli. This means there’s nothing wrong with your brain itself; it’s just sending false messages about what’s happening around it due to its surrounding environment being altered by some external force like subluxation or an active trigger point.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are a prevalent condition that affects millions of people around the world. The pain is often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing sensation in one area of the head, and it can last for hours, days, or even weeks. Before a migraine attack occurs, many patients experience visual symptoms known as “aura”, which can include seeing flashing lights or having difficulty focusing on objects. These types of headaches usually begin before age 30, and they do have a genetic component. If you think you might be suffering from this type of headache, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor right away!

Such headaches often cause pain on one side of the head, but they can also occur at once. It’s usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting, as well as sensitivity to light and sound. While there isn’t a cure for migraine headaches yet, we have some treatment options that might help reduce your symptoms.

There are many different types of migraine headaches, but they all have similar symptoms. These can be debilitating for sufferers who often find it challenging to perform their daily activities during an attack. If left untreated, these attacks may become more frequent over time, making life even harder for sufferers. 

ymptoms of migraines include nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, sensitivity to light or sound, and even temporary blindness. The good news is that chiropractic care can help reduce your symptoms by correcting misalignments found between the thoracic and cervical spine alongside operations on the two upper cervical vertebrae. This will significantly decrease your pain levels as well as prevent future occurrences of migraine-related headaches!

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are one-sided headaches that occur at night or during sleep and cause extreme pain on one side of the head around the eye. They tend to happen more frequently than other types of headaches, with attacks occurring as many as eight times per day over several days before going away for months or years at a time. These headaches typically start between ages 20 and 40, and men are three times more likely than women to experience this type of headache. There is no cure for cluster headaches yet, but treatments can help reduce their frequency and severity.

You should always consult your physician if you think you may be suffering from this type of headache. It could indicate another medical condition such as an aneurysm or tumor that needs immediate attention by a medical professional.

Headache Trigger Points

Headache trigger points are four muscles that can cause pain in the head, neck, and face. These muscles are located at the back of your skull, behind your ear, and on top of your shoulders.

The four muscles responsible for headaches include the Splenius Capitis and Cervicis, which come from the upper back to one of the bases of your skull or cervical vertebrae, as well as two other muscles known as Trapezius and Sternocleidomastoid (SCM). These four muscles make up what is called “the cervico-occipital-trapezius myofascial pain syndrome,” or simply referred to as “craniomandibular dysfunction” by many medical professionals today. This condition is caused by trigger points in any one or more of these four areas. Trigger point therapy is an effective treatment method for this type of headache because it helps release tension in these specific areas where they occur most often. It’s essential to treat head pain and prevent future problems such as migraines or chronic daily headaches if you suffer from them already!

SCM trigger points are often the cause of chronic headaches because they affect the nerves that run through the back of the neck, which control vision, balance, hearing, speech, taste sensation, etc. When these muscles become tight or inflamed due to stress or injury, it causes referred pain patterns throughout the head and dizziness and nausea. The good news is that there is an easy way to treat them at home using a few simple techniques described in detail inside this book! Once you learn how easy it is to relieve your headache pain naturally without drugs or surgery, you won’t want anything else ever again!

The trapezius muscle is a large, flat muscle that covers the back of your neck and upper shoulders. It’s responsible for moving your shoulder blades up and down, as well as stabilizing them. This means it plays a vital role in everyday activities like reaching forward to grab something or keeping your head upright while walking. When this muscle becomes tight or overused, it can cause pain in the upper back and neck.

Common Headache Triggers

Headaches can be caused by stress, odors, menstrual periods, some foods, weather changes, and more. Emotional factors like anxiety and depression also cause headaches in some people. If you have been exposed to nitrite compounds repeatedly over time, this may result in a headache with a flushed face. Nitrites dilate your blood vessels, causing the headache after some time has passed.

Some common headache triggers include food additives such as MSG and tyramine, environmental factors like carbon tetra-chloride, and even poisons like lead. The best thing to do if you commonly suffer from these types of headaches is to avoid the possible causes or consult a doctor for more information on managing your symptoms.

The most common cause is a tension headache which occurs when your muscles become tense and tighten up. This is caused by stress or anxiety and exposure to poisons such as lead, carbon tetrachloride, and even some insecticides. The best thing to do if you commonly suffer from such headaches is to keep a diary that can assist you in determining what factors commonly lead to their headache patterns.

About The Author
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Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.