According to the Center for Disease Control, up to 45 million Americans suffer with severe forms of headaches.
There are many types of headaches that these 45 million people have, but one of the most common types is called a cervicogenic headache. This type of headache actually starts in the neck which is what “cervicogenic” means.
Cervicogenic, or originating from the neck, means that the headaches are coming from the bones, muscles, nerves and surrounding structures. If the bones in the neck loose their normal, correct positioning it puts a tremendous amount of pressure and stress on the nerves, blood vessels and potentially even your brain. This stress over the long term can create dangerous degenerative changes and the only way for the body to let you know that there is a problem is to give you pain. This is the bodies warning signal.
A great analogy is if I were to put a rock in your shoe. Eventually this rock would give you a lot of pain in your foot. What do you do when this happens? That’s right, you take the rock out! The same is true for your headaches, in that your body is trying to tell you that there is a problem and you need to fix the cause of that problem.
Weather you have been involved in a car accident, or have had headaches your entire life, there is an answer. Pain is an indicator that there is a problem somewhere. The key is to find what the problem is and deal with it.We at Back in Action Chiropractic have found that when you re align the bones of the spine a huge majority of the time the headaches go away or are greatly reduced! If you would like to see if you are a candidate for these headache treatments you can schedule a consultation with our doctors today.