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What Are The Causes?

There are many different causes for headaches. Tension headaches are the most commonly treated type of headache at Harris Chiropractic in both our Boise and Middleton locations. This type of headache is often related to postural stress. Headaches can be very debilitating and often have a traumatic effect on an individual’s quality of life. They can be caused by a large number of factors and vary significantly in severity. Some of the more common causes include:

  • Muscle tension (neck pain)

  • Stress

  • Dehydration

  • Various medications

  • Sinus problems

  • Visual stress

  • Hormones

How Do Sports Chiropractors Treat Headaches?

As with most issues, the most important step in treating headaches is correctly diagnosing the cause and the type. When diagnosing a headache, the key is to start by taking a detailed history and performing a thorough exam. When it comes to headaches, there are causes that while rare, can be very serious. Dr. Jeff at Harris Chiropractic will take the time necessary to thoroughly evaluate your condition. If a referral is necessary, we will recommend a local specialist who may be more appropriate to treat your condition. If, however, your headache is due to a condition that is appropriately treated with chiropractic care, such as a muscle tension headache, treatment can begin immediately. The treatment you could expect with us may include therapies such as:

  • Joint mobilization

  • Transverse friction massage

  • Active Release Technique (ART)

  • Active assisted stretching

  • Self care advice

  • Therapeutic and corrective exercises

If you are dealing with headaches or migraines and would like to make an appointment with Dr. Jeff Harris at our Middleton clinic, please call the scheduling line at (208) 424-5100.

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