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Headaches are one of the most common reasons for visiting the doctor. Although not all headaches are the same, they all share at least one thing in common -- they cause pain. The most common types of headaches are migraines and tension-type headaches. Migraines typically present with pulsing head pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sensitivity to sound. Tension-type headaches occur randomly and are often the result of temporary stress, anxiety, fatigue, or anger. Symptoms usually include non-pulsing “bandlike” pressure on both sides of the head (a "vice-like" ache), a pulling feeling, pressure sensations, and contracting head and neck muscles. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache, you want it to end fast!

In the U.S., there is large market for medications that cover up the symptoms of headaches. Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn't register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don't correct the underlying cause of the headache.

Research has shown that the most common types of headaches respond well to chiropractic care. The vast majority of even the most severe headaches are relieved when spinal subluxations (spinal joints that are out of alignment, don't move well and also irritate the nerves) and jaw problems are corrected.

You don't have to suffer anymore. Call The Back and Neck Institute today at (904) 269-2437 to schedule your consultation!

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