If you have a headache right now or have had one recently, then you are far from alone. Nearly 90 percent of Americans have them. Some headaches prove to be occasional matters, but others are more frequent; many are dull, throbbing affairs, whereas others are absolutely debilitating with the nausea and pain they cause. What do you personally do when a pounding headache hits you? Do you just lie down? What about popping a pill and hoping for the best? Do you just grit your teeth and move on with life? There's a better way to handle this.
Studies have shown that adjustment of the spine, particularly precise upper cervical treatment, is an effective way to treat headaches. According to a 2014 report from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, interventions that chiropractic providers often use improved the prognosis of those who suffered migraines and headaches from neck pain, both acute and chronic. An additional study in 2011 from the same publication discovered that chiropractic care involving spinal manipulation improved conditions for patients suffering either cervicogenic or migraine headaches.
There can be many causes or triggers of headaches. Spinal misalignments are a major cause. When the top bone of the spine, the Atlas, is out of alignment, the “fight or flight systems” in the body can be activated due to a lack of proper positioning and movement stimulation to the brain from the spinal joints. This affects ALL systems of the body.
Foods can be a culprit. Another group of potential triggers is environmental stimuli, like stress, lights, and noise. Behaviors are also a possibility, changes in blood sugar, insomnia, and too much exercise. Roughly 1 in 20 headaches are actually warning signals prompted by physical problems. The rest are considered primary headaches, like cluster, migraine, or tension headaches.
If you suffer from headaches and migraines, call 480-525-7841 for more information and to schedule your FREE consultation. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists. Adjustments are very precise and gentle, no popping or cracking. Call the valley’s premier Wellness Center today and get your life back!