How Pain Can Trigger Headaches

If you have been suffering from pain in your joints or muscles, you may also be experiencing headaches. You may pass that off as unrelated, thinking that it’s to do with your stress, your job, or something else. But it’s also quite likely that your headaches have been triggered by the pain you are suffering.

The cause behind your headache may be indirect, such as from not sleeping enough due to your joint or muscle pain. It may also be a direct cause.

Causes of Headaches

Depending on where your pain is located, itcould be connected to the headaches you’re having. For example, back pain sufferers may experience headaches of varying severity because of the stress the pain is placing on the spinal cord and the nerves that snake up and down the spine. Neck muscles that are strained can cause tension leading to the big, heavy object balanced on top of the neck: your head. Aim to have good back posture to reduce the strain on your neck and your muscles, which can help to reduce your headaches.

If you are suffering from pain anywhere in your body, you likely have a very high sensitivity to pain. Scientists have found evidence suggesting that people with high pain sensitivity are likely to have tension headaches, which is mild to moderate in terms of pain. These headaches are also often linked to increased muscle tenderness, which only compounds to the overall pain you experience.

Solutions to Relieve your Headaches

There are no cure-all solutions to these types of headaches, but one recommendation is to treat the underlying pain and its causes. Improving your lifestyle to reduce any strain on your body, sleeping well and eating right can make a huge difference, as well as visiting a doctor or a chiropractor to help relieve your pain in the long run.

The team at Donay Chiropractic Life and Wellness center utilizes a series of chiropractic methods to reduce musculoskeletal tension and nerve pressure that could be causing headaches and migraines. Contact our team today to schedule a consultation!

Written by invigo