Types Of Headaches By Location

Types of headache by location ~ Dr. Angela Walk

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints that I see in my practice. Sadly, most people have suffered for years and rely on traditional methods for symptom relief and experience no real correction or proper diagnosis.

Headaches can be more complicated than most people realize. Each type of headache has it's own set of symptoms, causes, and responds to different types of treatment.

As a natural physician and chiropractor, my goal is to identify the specific type of headache and the root cause. Then, offer natural, holistic treatments and solutions.

In this article, I will review the different types of headaches, and then present the most effective natural remedies including foods to avoid, supplementation, essential oils, and posture and pillow recommendations.

Types Of Headaches by Area

Types of headaches by location ~ Dr. Angela Walk

What Is A Neck Headache?

Headaches that originate from the cerivical spine are called cervicogenic headaches. These headaches stim from an existing issue in your neck that causes restricted movement in the joints and muscles.

The most common causes of cervicogenic headaches is poor posture, ergonomics, poor sleeping posture, and muscular tension in the neck and shoulders.

Forward Head Posture, also called Text Neck or Reading Neck, is a posture pattern where the head goes forward in relationship to the shoulders.

This anterior head carriage puts tremendous stress on the neck and shoulders and can cause a very painful headache. Proper posture is when the center of the ear lines up with the center of the shoulder.

When forward head posture begins to develop and your head begins to move forward away from its balanced position, the weight of your head begins to increase.

In fact, for every 1 inch your head moves forward, the relative weight of the head over the body doubles due to the effects of gravity.