Migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches, which make up more than 90% of all headaches, are known as primary headaches because they are not caused by diseases from other parts of the body. These headaches are triggered by stress, muscle tension, foods, noise, light, insomnia, exercise, and poor posture.
Studies show that chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches, migraines and cervicogenic headaches that are headaches whose cause is in the neck. This treatment usually involves the application of pressure to adjust the spine which improves function, reduces stress and relieves pain.
In addition to consulting your health provider for your headache, ensure that you take good care of yourself at home by maintaining good posture when sitting and working. Make sure that you also take frequent breaks from sitting to stretch and drink ample amounts of water to prevent dehydration. Also, do not clench your teeth since this stresses your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).