Would you try to "fix" that awful sound your car started making by turning up the volume on the radio? No? Then why would you take a pain medicine to "fix" the symptom of a headache? Wouldn't it be better to figure out what is causing the headache and fix the problem, not just the symptom? Many headaches are caused by muscles and joints in the neck which are in turn aggravated by poor posture, bad habits, stress, old injuries or a sensitized nervous system. It requires real detective work to figure out the clues regarding the real cause of your headache. Just like the mechanic and your car -- you have to know what is causing the problem to be able to fix it. Join Clarkson Professor and Canton-Potsdam Hospital physical therapist Leslie Russek as she describes a variety of headaches, what causes them, and how you can have fewer of them.
Produced by Kim Villemaire.