Headaches affect almost everyone at some time or other. Some people experience pain behind their eyes, or only in one section of the head. Other people may feel a pounding sensation throughout the entire head. Some people may have nausea accompanying their head pains. Headaches may be sharp or dull, and they might last a few days or only for a few minutes. A Norwalk headache doctor would like to talk to you about headache relief using chiropractic care.
A number of studies have demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments have been found to be very effective for addressing tension headaches, especially those headaches originating in the neck. These studies show that the use of spinal manipulation can result in almost immediate relief for headaches, and have substantially fewer side effects, plus long lasting relief for tension-type headaches, than headaches that have been prescribed medications. A Norwalk headache doctor would like to make a thorough evaluation of each case, in order to determine the best natural chiropractic care for each individual.
The majority of patients with tension headaches can find significant improvement through the manipulation of upper cervical vertebrae, along with adjustments made at the junction between their thoracic and cervical spine. These adjustments are equally helpful in a majority of migraine headache cases, if lifestyle and food triggers are avoided also.
Stress headaches, also known as tension headaches, are usually caused by subluxations (slight vertebrae misalignments) in the neck and upper back (most often the upper neck). When upper cervical vertebrae lose normal position or motion, a tiny muscle called the RCPM (rectus-capitis posterior minor) goes into spasm, and causes tendons to tug at pain-sensitive tissue covering the brain called the dura mater. This, in turn, causes headaches. People who have suffered a whiplash injury also experience headaches due to muscular damage in the area of the neck.
A Norwalk headache doctor can help to correct the position of injured cervical vertebrae, and bring natural relief to headache sufferers. Many types of headache can be eliminated or greatly reduced by the realignment of these vertebrae.