If you’ve ever experienced a painful, excruciating migraine, upper cervical or tension headaches, you know how debilitating they can be, sometimes lasting for days or even never completely going away. But friends, family and co-workers often don’t understand the deep pain people are experiencing or why it is so difficult for migraine and headache sufferers to function.
There are different types and causes of headache pain, and relief can be elusive. Fortunately, certain types of chiropractic care can help headache suffers reduce and sometimes eliminate their pain.
Migraines can be caused by a number of reasons that include emotional trauma, physical injury and chemical stress. Migraine headaches are often described as intense pain on one or both sides of head and located around the temples or behind the eyes. Migraine sufferers may experience an aura, flashing lights, or blind spots just before a migraine.
Headaches that originate in the upper cervical area are characterized by a pain that begins at the back of the neck and shoulders and felt on the head. Often, this type of headache is caused by a physical injury which causes the upper cervical neck, spinal cord, head and brain to be misaligned. These types of headaches are often the result of auto accidents, head trauma, birth trauma, sports injuries, falls or accidents.
Tension or stress headaches may occur randomly and be more temporary. Causes can stem from fatigue, anxiety and elevated stress and are characterized by a dull pain sensation that builds in intensity. Tension headaches can last from one hour to several hours.
The good news is that Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic care has proven to be very effective for treating migraines, headaches, concussions and other chronic illnesses. In fact, research by Dr. Raymond Damadian, MD, the inventor of the upright MRI, has clearly shown the dramatic positive effects of a precise and gentle Atlas Orthogonal adjustment. Precise re-alignment of the upper cervical neck, specifically the Atlas or C1, allows more blood and cerebral spinal fluid flow between the brain and the body. Adjustments are very gentle.
To learn more and to find a solution for your migraines, headache or other chronic issues, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation. Drs. Keith Lavender and William Jarman are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center. They have been successfully caring for individuals and families for over 20 years. Don't continue to suffer, call today or attend one of our free health classes to meet the doctor and learn about upper cervical care.