Headaches can be due to a variety of causes and reasons
If you frequently get headaches you will be interested to know that the most common type of headache, known as a cervicogenic headache (neck - generated...), is due to problems in the alignment and motion between the individual vertebrae in the neck. Testing of patients with cervicogenic headaches has shown that they have vertebrae in their neck that are, in effect, stuck or "fixed" in place and cannot move as they are supposed to move. These patients were also unable to turn or bend their neck symmetrically from side to side - one of the many signs of a stuck vertebrae. When a vertebrae is stuck or fixed (also known as "subluxated")it irritates nerves which starts a cascade of events in the body that causes pain and loss of function throughout the body.
The headache may only be the tip of the iceberg here
Releasing these stuck or fixed vertebral joints with a chiropractic adjustment can often have a near immediate effect of stopping the headache, reduce their frequency, plus stop any one of a number of other things that were starting to go wrong... that you were thinking was only just another "normal" morning headache.
Other studies have shown that tension headaches and migraine headaches, which originate in the blood vessels and other tissues surrounding the brain, can also be similarly controlled by a chiropractic adjustment as it has been found that nerve pathways, actually located in the upper part of the neck between the top three vertebrae, have the ability to mediate control and stop even these types of headaches ... if they are stimulated by movement of the vertebrae that is caused by a chiropractic adjustment.
Multiple studies, comparing headache sufferers who have taken over the counter medications, massage or chiropractic adjustments alone have revealed that the chiropractic-treated patients reported a greater reduction, over all, in the quantity and intensity of their headaches when compared to those who were on medications or just had massages.
If you have been getting headaches maybe it's time to get that checked and find out what is causing them and get the problem under control. Who knows what else may be going on there.
As for what treatment - the low hanging fruit here is pretty obvious.
let's see...pop a few Advil every morning to get thru the day, destroy my kidneys, liver and my hearing all in the process or...hmm...get my neck adjusted and get rid of the headache problem and any one of a bunch of other problems that are all brewing in the backround at the same time from the same cause.
You can get a checkup to find out what is causing your headache simply by calling us at 845-297-6688 and making an appointment.
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