That Chronic Headache Could Be the Result of a Neck or Spine Problem: How We Can Help

Almost all of us experience headaches, which can be caused by a number of factors, such as alcohol, stress, hunger, thirst, bad sleep, or allergies. Headaches can also range from mild to very severe. While most headaches go away on their own after a short period, chronic headaches can stick around for a long time, are much more painful, and often recur. It is estimated that 15.5% of American adults have severe headaches or migraines. 

Particularly, if you have a chronic headache, it could be the result of a neck or spine problem. Dr. Jeffery Muschik of Access Chiropractic Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, can help you determine if this is the case. If so, he offers a number of noninvasive treatments that can ease your discomfort. 

Types of common headaches

Headaches are usually classified by how long they last, how often you get them, and what condition caused them. There are a number of different types of headaches, including:

Most of these types of headaches will go away on their own, or be relieved with an over-the-counter pain reliever. 

Neck or spine problems can cause chronic headaches

Chronic headaches can cause extreme pain, and occur 15 days or more in a month, over a period of three months or longer. They can be debilitating and make it difficult for you to do the things you need and want to do. 

Chronic headaches can be caused by a number of conditions, such as joint stiffness in your neck, muscle tension in your back or neck, or other issues in your musculoskeletal system. Dr. Muschik identifies treatments that can help alleviate these conditions. 

How we can help

During your first appointment, Dr. Muschik reviews your medical history, including your current medications. He listens to the details of your current symptoms, and then develops a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms while also addressing any underlying causes of your headaches. 

He may recommend: 

In addition, Dr. Muschik will recommend that you take the best care of your body by drinking plenty of water, getting good rest, and reducing stress as much as possible. 

Headaches are usually just a nuisance, but chronic headaches can be extremely distressing and debilitating. In order to treat them effectively, it’s important to identify the underlying cause of your headaches. You may have a neck or spine problem that is causing your chronic headaches.

Make an appointment with Dr. Muschik at Access Chiropractic Center by calling our office or using our online booking tool now.

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