According to the National Institute of Health Statistics national survey, neck pain is the second most common form of pain in the United States (following back pain and tied with headaches and migraines). An estimated three quarters of Americans will be affected by neck pain at some point in their lifetime.Schedule an Appointment
One of the most common conditions chiropractors see and treat is a headache in the back of your head.
Headaches are a sign from the body that something is wrong. They are not a normal part of everyday life and they are not something to ignore. So often we think the easiest thing to do when we feel a headache coming on is to reach for that bottle of pain reliever so that we can go on with our day. Chiropractic care is a better solution.
Get to the cause of the headaches and eliminate them. Approximately 90% of headaches are caused by subluxations in the upper cervical region of the spine. The trigeminal nerve is a very large nerve that runs through the brain and up either side of the head. One part of the nerve descends into the upper portions of the spinal cord and neck. This part can be pinched by problems with the vertebrae in the neck. When the brain gets a message that the trigeminal nerve is sending signals of pain, it cannot tell what the source of the pain is, and it responded by creating pain in the head.
The misalignment of one or more of the vertebrae in the neck puts pressure on the nerves at the base of the skull, which causes headaches. Chiropractic adjustments restore nerve flow and relieve pressure. A chiropractic adjustment is a natural and safe way to relieve and eliminate headaches.
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