If you have recently started suffering headaches more often than usual, then there is a chance you are experiencing secondary headaches. Those are headaches that result from injuries or diseases, and they’re not going to go away with headache medication.
Of course, we never recommend taking medicine for your headaches, but that’s another blog. The bottom line is if you recently started experiencing headaches, and you don’t know what’s causing them, you would be wise to consider one of the following injuries or diseases might be the underlying cause of that pain in your head.
Causes of Secondary Headaches
- Acute Sinusitis
- Chiari Malformation (Structural damage at the base of your skull)
- Dental Problems
- Ear Infection in the middle ear
- Certain Medications
- Overuse of pain medication
- Panic Attacks
- Post-concussion Syndrome
- Intracranial Pressure (Build-up of fluid in the brain)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia (Disruption of the nerve that connects the face and brain)
You and Your Headaches
Now that you know some of the possible underlying causes of your recent chronic headaches, you can do something about it. An upper cervical chiropractor can examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of any condition or disease that may be leading to your headaches. Relieving that pressure will allow your body to begin the healing process, thus reducing the frequency of your headaches and eventually eliminating them.
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Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at 1stplacechiropractic.com.