Headaches are no fun and can interfere with daily activities, causing one to miss out on some important events. It is important when it comes to caring for headaches, that one knows what kind of a headache he is experiencing so as to know how best to care for it.
- Tension headaches are a dull ache that may feel as if the head is in a vice grip. They do not usually involve vomiting or nausea and are the most common headache type.
- Cervicogenic headaches are located on one side of the head and may limit neck movement. In fact, the underlying issue is in the neck. Sometimes pain in the arm or shoulder may accompany these headaches on the same side as the head pain.
Primary care physicians often recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications for headaches, while others may even recommend surgery for chronic cases. Home remedies help some patients but not others, leaving headache sufferers wondering if there is a natural, long-lasting solution to head pain that actually works.
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Finding Headache Relief in Waynesville, Ohio
One area seeing much success is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. A study revealed this type of care was instrumental in helping 233 patients see improvement in their headache symptoms. How does it work?
The rectus capitis posterior minor muscle is located in the center of the bones of the upper cervical neck and is connected to the atlas bone – the C1 vertebra. This bone has the vital job of protecting the location where the brainstem meets the spinal cord. However, if a misalignment is detected here, it can put the brainstem under extreme pressure, causing it to send improper signals to the brain. This can lead to a number of health problems, headaches being just one.
At our upper cervical chiropractic practice, we use specialized x-rays to help us find exactly where the misalignment is. We then employ a gentle adjustment method to help correct the problem. Once the misalignment is taken care of, proper communication can be restored throughout the body, and it is possible that headaches will become less severe, less frequent, or may even go away completely.
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