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Headaches can be caused by a number of factors. The three most common types of headaches are tension headaches, migraine headaches, and cluster headaches. Many headaches such as tension headaches can be traced to the neck or cranial bone misalignments and tight shoulder and neck muscles. Fortunately, Timber Land Chiropractic has a number of answers for these types of headaches.
As a chiropractor, we always try to determine the cause of a headache through a thorough patient history, a complete chiropractic examination, and cervical spinal x-rays if necessary. Many headaches can be related to auto injuries, sinus difficulties, stress, tension or any other neck-related symptom.
Tension and Neck Related Headaches: The nerves of the neck, when irritated can lead to head pain that travels from the neck to the top of the skull and around the ears or the forehead. Sometimes the pain can radiate into the face or eyes. These headaches can make it difficult to think clearly.
Whatever the type of pain you have, a thorough chiropractic evaluation will help lead you in the right direction. If at any time we feel that your headaches are caused by something that chiropractic treatment cannot help, you will be referred to the appropriate specialist.