There are many types of headaches.
A frequent and often overlooked cause of headaches relates to the malfunction of spinal vertebrae of the neck and upper back.
When bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, nerves and blood vessels of the head and neck can be affected, creating headaches. When these nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated, they can produce throbbing headaches.
While aspirin and other medications may cover up these symptoms temporarily, they do not correct the underlying biomechanical cause of the headaches. Generally, over time these types of headaches will become more frequent and more severe although many people experience correction and relief of these biomechanically related headaches through chiropractic care.
A recent study reported that 10 million Americans suffer from moderate to severe disability from various forms of headaches with up to 25% of the population having periodic ongoing headache type symptoms.
If a thorough examination with one of our chiropractors should reveal reduced range of motion, loss of normal spinal curves, or mechanical restriction, chiropractic care should be considered. After a complete explanation, you’ll receive a care program designed for your unique spinal problem.
Many chiropractic patients report significant headache relief. Others find that the correction of their condition takes longer because their spinal problem has existed undetected for many years. Every patient responds differently.
Benefit from the drug-free results millions have enjoyed by consulting our chiropractic physicians who are very aware that often specific chiropractic adjustments help correct mechanical restrictions in the cervical spine that may be related to headache symptoms.
Don’t think that because headaches are common in your life that they are normal!