The primary thing I want to say about headaches is there are different types. There is not one general “headache” that everyone gets.
Something that is quite commonly overlooked and possibly dismissed as a cause is the malfunction of bones in the spine and in the upper back area. As a Chiropractor in Bellevue, I often see this.
When bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the the head and neck can be adversely affected. When spinal nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated, they can produce a variety of headaches. Aspirin and medications may cover up the symptoms and/or the warning signs, but do not correct the underlying structural cause of the headache.
In the field of chiropractic we are most concerned with addressing the underlying structural cause of headaches and correcting these causes so that the person can function again without all the structural symptoms of headaches.
The spine has a natural, normal curve which, if doesn’t exist will cause the nerves to react badly and thus give one headaches AND MANY OTHER SYMPTOMS. Bringing the spine back to a natural form will enable the nerves to communicate with the tissues, muscles, organs AND HEAD and thus decrease likelihood of headaches.
A comprehensive U.S. study reported that 10 million Americans suffer from moderate to severe disability from various forms of headaches. Some estimates suggest 25% of the population has a headache right at this very moment!
If a thorough examination reveals reduced range of motion, loss of normal spinal curves or mechanical restrictions, chiropractic care should be considered as an option. After a complete examination, you’ll receive a care program designed for your unique spinal problem.
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help correct spinal joint dysfunction created by various chemical, emotional and physical stresses in our lives.
Many patients report headache relief. Others find that the correction of their condition takes longer because their spinal problem has existed undetected for many years. Every patient responds differently and of course results vary but I have treated thousands of patients here in Bellevue with very good results.
Because so many people have headaches people tend to think that getting a headache is just a normal part of life. This is not true. Headaches, like most types of pain, are an indicator that there is something wrong going on in the body. Stress, toxic fumes, certain foods, preservatives, alcohol and injury are common culprits.