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Adults will experience a headache in their lifetime. The World Health Organization says that at LEAST 50% of adults will have some sort of headache in a given year.


That’s a pretty high percentage! And anyone who’s had a splitting headache – especially migraines – knows how hard it can be to work, drive, or even focus on a conversation which an intense headache.


If you suffer from recurring headaches watch Dr. Rob’s unbeatable at home stretches to help stop a headache in its tracks.


Let’s talk about the different kinds of headaches. There are generally 3 umbrellas of headaches and then some different types under each one. We’re going to focus on the most common 2!


Primary Headaches which include;

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • Cluster headaches

These are basically directly caused by something going on in your head region which is triggering a pain sensation on your scalp, eyes, sinuses etc.


Secondary Headaches include;

  • Hangover headaches
  • Sinus headaches
  • And traumatic headaches like concussion headaches

This means that something from outside of your head region has triggered a painful feeling. Like the kind of headache you get when you forget to drink coffee in the morning or have had one too many drinks on a Friday night out.



Like Dr. Rob mentioned, one of the most common types of headaches chiropractors see are Tension Headaches or Cervicogenic Headaches. Cervicogenic is a fancy term for ‘headaches from your neck’ and the most common muscles that cause these kinds of headaches are your Trapezius Muscles  and Suboccipital Muscles.

traps                                                      sub

Trapezius                                                                           Suboccipitals


Which cause headaches that look like this:

sub2                                                traps2


These headaches can be caused by poor posture, sitting for long periods of time, stress, fatigue, and even eye strain. So it’s no wonder that all of us reading this on our laptops and phones have probably experienced one of these headaches!


Luckily, these kinds of headaches (while still a pain), are completely treatable and there are steps you can take to prevent them from happening!


Here are some tried and true tips to help stop headaches as they start:



Close your eyes and relax

If you’re able to, try and find a quiet, dim place to relax. This can do wonders for a budding headache. Overloading your already hurting brain can make a headache worse!


Do some stretches! 

Try Dr. Rob’s stretches. I swear they work wonders, especially when I can’t find time to get away from my desk, a few seconds of these stretches really helps stop my headaches before they even start
Warm up your neck. 

Try getting those tense neck muscles to relax with a heating pad! Make sure to wrap any hot packs in a towel to prevent any burns on your skin.



 Find out your triggers. 


What brings your headaches on? Is it whenever you sit at your desk? Is it only on certain days? Finding out what causes the headaches can help you manage them!


 See your chiropractor! 


One of the number one things chiropractors treat is headaches! Treatment can make a huge difference if you’re suffering from chronic headaches.

Come see one of our practitioners today to see how we can help you with headaches!


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