There are many factors that can lead to headaches, such as loud noises, stress or hunger, but it may not be the underlying cause. The most common cause behind headaches is muscular tension in the neck and shoulders. These tight muscles can cause stress on the surrounding vertebrae which can lead to pain and headaches.
Studies have found that 85% of all headaches can be traced back to the neck. A headache that originates from the neck is known as a cervicogenic headache. A person that experiences cervicogenic headaches is likely to feel throbbing, aching pain at the base of the head. The pain usually radiates into the forehead and temples with pain behind the eyes. A combination of massage and chiropractic adjustments can relieve the muscular tightness and restore structure to the neck. Regular chiropractic care can relieve and prevent headaches.