Headaches come in all different sizes and severities, from a dull ache in your temples to a debilitating pain that makes it difficult to see.

The fact is that all headaches are not created equal. They can vary by severity, symptoms and cause. The most common types of headaches include tension, cluster, migraine, organic, rebound, and chronic daily headaches, among others.

If you suffer from any of these types of headaches, you are not alone. Millions of people experience the pain of headaches regularly.

Tension Headaches

One of the most common types of headaches are those caused by tension. These are related to stress, anxiety and even depression. About 90% of all headaches are classified as tension-related.

With a tension headache, the pain is generalized throughout the head, rather than in the temples, the sinuses or another individual spot. Women tend to get tension headaches more frequently than men, although they can strike anybody at any time.

Cluster Headaches

About 1 million people in the US suffer from cluster headaches. These are sharp, extremely painful headaches that tend to occur several times in a single day for a period of weeks of months. They can then go away for a similar period of time, only to return again later.

Migraines

Migraine headaches fall into a category of their own. That’s because they are believed to be a biological disease that affects nearly 30 million people in the US every year. One out of every four people in the US suffers from migraines, more than diabetes, coronary heart disease and asthma combined.

Common Causes of Headaches

One of the most common causes of headaches is some sort of imbalance within the body. This can be caused by stress, anxiety, trauma or one of many other reasons.

An imbalance in one part of the body is certain to effect the body’s entire unified system. For example, if you are carrying stress in the muscles in your upper back or shoulders, this can easily lead to headaches and pain in other parts of your body as well.

Effective Treatments for Headaches

Most people treat headache pain like they would any other ache or pain: With aspirin or other pain-killing over-the-counter medication. But, in reality, this does nothing to cure your headache. It only temporarily masks the symptoms so that you can return to your normal activities without discomfort.

Eventually, however, whatever was causing your headaches in the first place will return … and so will the pain of your headaches.

But now there’s an all-natural, organic solution that can attack the root causes of your headaches so that you can permanently be rid of them … chiropractic care.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors specialize in returning natural balance to the body by making a series of small adjustments to the spine and back. The back is the frame upon which the rest of the body hangs, so when it is returned into balance naturally and gently, it can relieve headaches and other pains quickly and permanently.

If you are experiencing headaches or other pain, make an appointment with our chiropractic professionals so you can get a free consultation.

It’s risk free and you have nothing to lose … except your headache pain!

Peter Halvorson, DC

Dr. Peter Halvorson has been involved in ‘non-pharmaceutical’ healthcare also known as Alternative and Complementary Medicine (CAM) since the late 1970’s when as a teenager he studied foot reflexology and explored a vegetarian diet. He discovered Chiropractic healthcare as a patient in his twenties, has been a Massage Therapist since 1993 and recently completed a three and half year program for his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Since then he has realized the great importance of a healthy brain and neurological system. Chiropractic is essentially neurologically based, and the burgeoning neurological research of the past twenty years has shown that we must move from ‘pain and chasing symptoms’ to ‘brain health and finding cause’ as this is truly the source of a capable immune system and a sound physical body. Dr. Halvorson has worked with Olympic athletes, a World Cup ski racer, and has himself been a top ten triathlete and age group competitor in running and Nordic ski events. He is particularly fond of Chiropractic, as through its care he has avoided three ‘recommended’ surgeries, yet continues to enjoy a mobile, pain free life. His outdoor pursuits include Alpine and backcountry skiing, trail running, Nordic skiing, kayaking, and mountain adventures in Colorado, Asia, and South America. Dr. Halvorson has led a colorful and adventurous life, having travelled the world through 24 countries and many continents; from McMurdo Station, Antarctica to Mt. Denali in Alaska, and from Tibet to Paris. He has also studied and practices yoga, and completed several months’ long meditation retreats. Along the way he has met extraordinary people, cultures and ideals and through these experiences he brings a wealth of knowledge, both studied and experienced, to his unique outlook on healthcare. He marvels at the amazing ability of the human body to perform, recover, change and heal. He is happy to share this knowledge and guide you on your own path towards a productive, mobile, pain free life.