There are many forms of headaches whether they are migraines, from tension or stress, hormone imbalances ect. However, the only option in western medicine that is available for individuals with these often debilitating symptoms is pharmaceuticals. Even if they cannot find a pathology, the only option available to doctors is drugs. Side effects from the pharmaceuticals can also give additional symptoms, and are often very addictive. If these don’t work, patients can be further driven to injecting substances to decrease pain. Unfortunately, this damages the nerves, and doesn’t solve the actual cause. Additionally, patients can be improperly diagnosed with eye strain or sinus disease (sinusitis) as the cause of their headaches.
Pain from a headache can be found in multiple areas: above the ears and forehead area, behind the eyes, back of the head or in the back of the upper neck.
Here are some causes of headaches:
- Bite imbalances
- Vascular imbalances
- Hormone Imbalances
- Organ dysfunction
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Food/airborne allergies
- Pathological issue (tumors, ect.)
How do we treat headaches differently?
A lot of times patients come to chiropractors as a last resort when they’ve exhausted western medical options. Patients come to us when their doctors and even other chiropractors have not been able to explain their headaches, because of the diversity of care Dr. Hamel provides. To approach headaches, you have to look at the entire system, only then can you return the body to balance.