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January 10, 2018 Ann BarterConditionsPain

Among all health complaints, head pain is one of the most common. Recent studies indicate that as much as 48.9% of the population may be suffering from recurrent headaches, and this number is most likely to raise even higher throughout the following years.

Head pain tends to be a multifactorial problem.  This basically means that it needs to be approached with multiple different approaches.  The structural component of head pain can easily be corrected by interventions like chiropractic care.  The muscular component can easily be addressed with muscle techniques including graston (scar tissue removal technique), dry needling, and focused muscle work addressing the cranials and TMJ.  An underlying biochemical component can be causing or contributing to head pain, including possible hormonal imbalances.  Such biochemical imbalances may stem from food allergies or sensitivities, unregulated blood sugar, or thyroid problems.  Many other factors can contribute to head pain and it is important to get at the root of the problem rather than papering it over with ibuprofen — your body is letting you know that something is not right and needs to be addressed. read more