Headaches

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Nearly everyone has occasional headaches, but some people suffer with them chronically. Recurring headaches and migraines can severely limit quality of life. Most people who have frequent headaches are not suffering with an underlying health condition, but rather are experiencing headaches as a side effect of stress, poor sleep habits, overuse of caffeine, or even poor posture. Chiropractic treatments have been shown to help alleviate the frequency and intensity of headaches among many chronic sufferers.

Nearly everyone has occasional headaches, but some people suffer with them chronically. Recurring headaches and migraines can severely limit quality of life. Most people who have frequent headaches are not suffering with an underlying health condition, but rather are experiencing headaches as a side effect of stress, poor sleep habits, overuse of caffeine, or even poor posture. Chiropractic treatments have been shown to help alleviate the frequency and intensity of headaches among many chronic sufferers.

Nearly everyone has occasional headaches, but some people suffer with them chronically. Recurring headaches and migraines can severely limit quality of life. Most people who have frequent headaches are not suffering with an underlying health condition, but rather are experiencing headaches as a side effect of stress, poor sleep habits, overuse of caffeine, or even poor posture. Chiropractic treatments have been shown to help alleviate the frequency and intensity of headaches among many chronic sufferers.

Did you know...

Severe headaches and migraines can affect anyone at any age, but women between the ages of 18 and 44 are most likely to suffer with them chronically? Modern research has shown that headaches represent at least 20% of doctor visits. There are three classifications of headaches – cluster, migraine, and tension. Each can be triggered by internal or external factors, such as muscle tension, stress, strong fragrances and consumption of certain foods. A chiropractor will work with patients to help identify to a source of chronic headaches and create a plan for relief.

A Word from Dr. Bloom's Research

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In my year’s of training and practice I have found many truths about chiropractic care. One is that the number of ailments, issues and disorders that can be addressed by this field of medicine is much vaster than we even know.

 

Specifically, I have determined firsthand that there is in fact a direct correlation between the misalignment of the neck and its structures with disorders such as frequent headaches, migraines, and of course general neck pain. While not all issues relating to headaches and neck pain can be solved by chiropractic care, I have found that very frequently I am able to provide my patients with relief from these issues.

This relief is the result of quality, heavily researched and heavily trained chiropractic care. In some cases, I have even been able to help my patients get to a point that they no longer need potentially harmful prescription medications. Some have been able to avoid the need for costly and painful surgical procedures.

In my continuing education efforts, I have spent many hours studying the extensive research which has been done on the effects of misalignment in the craniocervical junction. In common terms, the neck and the areas in which it connects to the spine. If misaligned, these areas have been exhaustively shown to have a correlation upon the flow of blood and potentially even cerebral spinal fluid. Overall, the effects of this can be many unwanted issues for the body. Outside of varying levels of pain the effects can include headaches and in the long term an increased possibility of more serious neurological disorders (Rosa, et al., 2017)

 

In short, between my experience and research I have found that the realignment of the Craniocervical junction, the neck, can relieve many issues including headaches and a variety of other ailments. Properly performed and routine chiropractic care can often address these issues in a non-invasive, nonpharmaceutical, and natural way.

References:

Rosa, S., Baird, J. W., Harshfield, D., & Chehrenama, M. (2017). Craniocervical Junction Syndrome: Anatomy of the Craniocervical and Atlantoaxial Junctions and the Effect of Misalignment on Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow. Intech Open.