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Headache relief with Chiropractic Care

headacheMany people suffer from chronic headaches needlessly. Some headaches can be attributed to stress or tension which can affect the neck. In fact the latest medical literature1 reports that many cases of chronic headache are caused by a biomechanical problem in the neck—which is often misdiagnosed or unrecognized by physicians.
These headaches are known as "cervicogenic headaches," since they have their "genesis" in the cervical spine. This type of headache starts when the nerves, joints, or muscles in the neck are injured or strained. Pain signals from the neck can get mixed with nerve pathways of the head and face, and can create pain in seemingly unrelated parts of the body.

Cervical spine subluxation, bones out of place slightly, but enough to disturb nerve messages, can cause pain in any part of the head. Cervicogenic headaches are usually focused on one side. These types of headaches can last for hours or days, and are usually described as dull, aching pain. Abberent neck movement, injuries, or an awkward posture can trigger these headaches. Medication may relieve pain temporarily, but if the root cause of the pain is not eliminated, the symptoms will just return. And the mechanical error in the neck may cause joint and nerve problems in time if not corrected.

We take an extensive history and a thorough neurologic, orthopedic and chiropractic exam along with X-rays. This will help us diagnose the precise source of your pain, and design an optimal treatment plan.

headacheChiropractic is the preferred way to treat headaches. In my practice we also work to support structure and function of the neck and spine with nutrition and homeopathy as indicated to give you support between treatments to help expedite healing and help you regain your vitality. If you suffer from regular headaches, contact our office for an appointment.

Biondi DM. Cervicogenic headache: a review of diagnostic and treatment strategies. JAOA 2005;Supplement 2;105(4):S16-S22.

 

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Headache Relief with Chiropractic Care
Many people suffer from chronic headaches needlessly. Some headaches can be attributed to stress or tension which can affect the neck. In fact the latest medical literature1 reports that many cases of chronic headache are caused by a biomechanical problem in the neck—which is often misdiagnosed or unrecognized by physicians.
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