Are you a Northbrook or Niles resident suffering from tension headaches or migraines? Migraines and severe tension headaches can be debilitating and can be caused by a variety of factors. The three most common types of headaches are tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches.
Headaches such as tension headaches can be traced to neck tightness or poor mobility, postural stresses from work or school, or previous history of pain, trauma or accidents. Active Health Spine & Sport has a number of answers for these types of headaches.
Determining the cause of the headache through a thorough patient history, a complete orthopedic and or neurological evaluation, and movement assessment is essential. Headaches can be related to auto injuries, sinus pressure, muscle tension, stress or other neck-related symptoms.
Treatment typically consists of chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation to the neck or upper back if needed, tissue work in the form of ART, functional dry needling to the muscles across the shoulders and upper back, and specific exercises.