Headache Treatment Options
Upper Cervical Chiropractors Provide Natural Care for Headaches
Headaches are extremely common in today’s fast-paced world. In fact, 90% of those in Americahave a headache at one time or another. Headaches range from occasional to frequent and may be described as dull, aching, throbbing, or pulsating. They may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. This problem is not unique to the USA, but those in Canada are also seeing an increase in headache problems. What some people do not realize is the problem may be coming from an issue within the neck.
If one is suffering from frequent headaches, he generally will make a visit to his family physician for some advice. Often, these doctors suggest over-the-counter or prescription medications that are laden with undesirable side effects.
One area seeing success in helping headache patients without the use of medication is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. This is something to consider as many people are looking for homeopathic ways to cope with their health-related problems.
How Upper Cervical Chiropractors like Our Easley Chiropractic Clinic, can Help Headaches
Upper cervical chiropractors have been specifically trained to look for tiny misalignments in the bones of the neck that may be leading to headaches. It only takes a vertebra to be out of alignment by ¼ of a millimeter to wreak havoc on the entire body. If the C1 and C2 vertebrae, the top bones of the neck, are out of alignment, they can place pressure on the brain stem causing it no longer to relay proper signals to and from the brain.
Once we have found where the misalignment is, we use a gentle technique that does not require us to pop or crack the neck or spine. Rather, the method used allows the bones to move back into place naturally without being forced. Once the misalignment is corrected, proper blood flow and communication can be restored, and it is very likely that headaches will decrease in severity. They may even go away for good.