Silverdale Health & Injury Center, Headache Treatment
Most headaches are not severe and will go away naturally. However, there might be underlying problems if you have been experiencing these:
- Hypersensitivity to noise or light, which makes you feel sick and want to vomit
- Blurred or double vision
- Throbbing pain at the side or front of your head
- Jaw pain when eating
- Other symptoms like a numb or weak feeling in your legs or arms
- Headaches that feel worse even after taking painkillers
- Soreness in the scalp
- Headaches that keep coming back
You have some choices in dealing with recurring headaches that get worse each day. You can ignore the problem and pretend that it does not exist.
You can also take pain medication to experience short-term relief. Once the drug's effects wane, the pain will resurface.
Or you can take a smarter approach by seeking professional help, finding out what is causing your headache, and addressing its root cause.
Causes of Headaches
Why does it hurt when you have a headache? The simple answer is that your body is giving you a warning signal that something is not right. There are more than a dozen causes of headaches that include:
- Physical or emotional stress
- Holding your head in one position for a long time
- Eyesight problems
- Hunger and dehydration
- Poor posture
- Cold, flu, or allergies
- Restricted blood flow from and to your brain
- Displaced vertebrae in your neck which irritate the nerves and brain stem
- Toxins that your body cannot eliminate
- Tumor, stroke, or concussion.
Sometimes, we experience headaches as a result of the trauma our bodies have experienced. For instance, a motor vehicle accident can lead to whiplash, displaced vertebrae, and severe headaches.
Our bodies can absorb and retain toxins from food additives, alcohol, and drugs and send pain signals to the brain. Stress and hormonal imbalance can cause blood flow changes and cause headaches.
Do not undermine and ignore your headache, especially if you have recently been in an accident or are experiencing other symptoms such as loss of vision, numbness, or disorientation.
Also, check if your headaches worsen. The pain can creep to your neck and reach your shoulders and spine.
Silverdale Health & Injury Center Pain Treatment
At Silverdale Health & Injury Center, we specialize in finding and correcting the causes of patients' pain and health problems, including your headache that worsens and will not go away.
We will conduct a thorough diagnosis, request tests to determine what's causing your headaches, and recommend the appropriate treatment to alleviate your pain and correct its cause.
We offer painless, drug-free, and non-surgical treatments that include spinal manipulation, massage therapy, rehabilitation, lifestyle changes, and education for a holistic approach to pain relief.
Call Silverdale Health & Injury Center at (360) 308-0250 today and schedule a consultation and preliminary examination.