These headaches are triggered from the joint effect of several factors including muscular, cervical, stress and psychosomatic factors. They usually manifest as a background pain that increases with stress, fatigue, frustration, poor hydration, and chronic bad posture. The pain can be felt all over the skull, on one side, or can even more localized (occiput, skull base, temple, forehead).
The pain isn’t throbbing as opposed to migraines. In order to cure this kind of headaches, chiropractic care has to go in-hand with lifestyle changes. Following chiropractors’ advice will help you improve the effectiveness of each session, extend their effects and prevent relapses.
Occipital neuralgia (or C2 neuralgia):
It is usually described as an electric shock that can occur frequently. Some patients report pain lasting hours or even days. The sensitivity of the zone of referred pain can be altered either directly after the onset of the pain or permanently. The pain follows a precise path rising from the base of the skull to behind the eye. It’s a unilateral pain that, if it remains untreated, can aggravate in its frequency and duration along with causing nerve wear. The pain comes from the greater or lesser occipital nerve wear from impingement, trauma, muscle tension or any other cause. Chiropractic is a very efficient treatment plan for this form of headache.