Do you suffer from headaches on a regular basis? You are certainly far from alone. Some estimates put 46% of the population as having headaches. What causes headaches to occur? What can you do to find natural relief? Read on to learn more.
What Causes A Headache?
While these is much disagreement in the medical world, a few common denominators are blamed when it comes to headache conditions. These include:
- Not enough blood flow to the brain
- Insufficient cerebrospinal fluid drainage
- A problem with brainstem function
- Head and neck trauma
Interestingly, an upper cervical misalignment can be linked to all four of these issues. So the real question is, what is the best way to correct an upper cervical misalignment?
Relieving Headaches Naturally
You probably realize that pain medication doesn’t stop future headaches from occurring. It is just a quick fix for the present pain. And too much pain medication can actually make headaches become more frequent, creating a cycle of pain and pills. To stop the cycle, the underlying issue needs to be addressed. This issue is often a misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae.
At Asbury Family Chiropractic, we use a gentle and precise method of chiropractic to correct these specific misalignments. Many find that headache occurrence is reduced or relieved after the first adjustment or two. Case studies back up the efficacy of upper cervical chiropractic for headache conditions.
If you’ve had bad experiences with chiropractic in the past, let me assure you that upper cervical care is different. First of all, it is a low force correction, not the popping or twisting of the spine involved in general chiropractic. Second, adjustments are only provided as needed, which helps you to get from frequent adjustments to occasional maintenance quickly. It also makes this a cost-effective way to deal with headaches and other symptoms that are resolved through upper cervical chiropractic care.