Headache Triggers

Headache Triggers in Asheville NC

Chiropractic Asheville NC headache

By Dr. Mathew Stockstad, Asheville Chiropractor

Headaches in Asheville NC can be brought on by many causes, or "triggers." These can include everything from foods, alcohol, environmental stimuli such as (noises, lights, stress, etc.) and/or behaviors (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes, etc.).

What are headaches in Asheville NC?

The good news is that Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches. This refers to a type of headache that is not caused by disease. The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck.  Many patients come in telling the doctor how they have headaches and pain in the back of their neck which radiates across their shoulders.  This is one of the many symptoms of a muscle tension headache.

Our modern world has us engage in more sedentary activities than we used to.  Our jobs often have us in one fixed position or posture, along with doing one-sided activities for extended periods of time. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back, and scalp, causing your head to ache.

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