Headaches is one of the most common reasons patients seek chiropractic relief care. There are many different types of headaches:
You will likely be more familiar with the symptoms of a cervicogenic headaches than the actual diagnosis or term. The typical symptoms of a cervicogenic headache involve pain in the back of your head, sides of head, pain behind the eyes, and pain in the forehead. Does that sound like the type of headaches you experience? If you experience those kinds of headache symptoms then your Doctor may have diagnosed you with cervicogenic headaches. Cervicogenic headache literally means a headache that comes from the neck.
This is a very important point to understand. Many headache sufferers also experience neck pain. Thus, optimal treatment of headaches also involves treatment of the neck. This is especially true in the case of cervicogenic headaches. The misalignment of the top 3 vertebrae in your neck can cause tight muscles and irritate the nerves exiting the spine at those levels. Those first 3 cervical nerves are what cause of the headache symptoms you typically experience.
Spinal manipulation is a very effective treatment for a cervicogenic headache solution. By improving the alignment of the vertebrae in your neck it helps to take the irritation off the nerves that are causing your headache symptoms. Many patients also experience improvement in their headache symptoms in a relatively short period of time, anywhere from 2-6 visits over 1-2 weeks. It just makes sense. If the headaches are caused by your neck then effective treatment to the neck will help improve the frequency and severity of your headache symptoms.
If you are looking for an effective cervicogenic headache solution then call our office at 651-779-5998 to setup a free consultation. Your headache relief may just be a phone call away.
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