During organized exercise or other physical exertion, some people will have a sudden, severe pain at the occipital area (headache at the top of the neck and base of the skull). Some people refer to this occipital headache during exercise as exertion headache or weightlifting headache. The pain may be isolated to the occipital area or may […]
The most common temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) symptom is orofacial pain. Orofacial pain involves pain at the mouth, face, ear, and the surrounding head and neck areas. 10 the 15% of the US population suffers from some type of orofacial pain, and the most common cause is temporomandibular joint dysfunction. In fact, these TMD symptoms commonly result […]
Tension headaches cause one to feel like their head is “in a vice” or like wearing a “really tight headband.” Tension headache may also be referred to as tension-type headache (preferred), muscle contraction headache, psychogenic headache, stress headache, idiopathic headache, and “normal” headache. Tension Headache Symptoms You may be suffering from tension headache if you […]
Cervicogenic headache (headache resulting from problems in the neck) is recognized by the International Headache Society as a distinct headache diagnosis. Cervicogenic headache is described as pain originating in the structures of the cervical spine and characterized as a deep, non-throbbing, recurring headache. Its prevalence has been estimated to be as high as 16% of […]
At least 70 percent of America’s 30 million elementary school students use computers, according to a recent New York Times article. As a result of this increased usage, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for adults or poorly designed for […]
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, who may be suffering from a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well-known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled spinal manipulations or chiropractic adjustments.
Sharp opinions, questions, and myths surround the topic of chiropractic care for infants, children, and adolescents. The facts are that: 1. Children from infancy to adolescence may have significant spine, joint, and developmental disorders. 2. The best medical evidence supports chiropractic care for a range of joint and spine problems at every stage of life. 3. Through a […]
Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly and/or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls,
On top of your day-to-day activities, the added pressure of preparing for the holidays can make your head pound. Get natural relief from that headache before the festivities begin. What triggers a headache?
“I have headaches…here, here, and here. That’s not a migraine is it, Doc?” Probably not. But if it’s a chronic condition, it can be just as painful, just as unbearable and just as serious to a patient’s well being. These headaches affect your ability to enjoy living. A patient who can “put his finger […]