Due to our tiring routine, headache is one of the most common problems that we face. It is so common that people often ignore them hoping it to be cured in a day or two. There are several reasons for headaches and chiropractic treatment is one of the safest methods to treat them. Studies show that spine manipulation is one of the effective options to treat disorders that are caused due to irritation of nerves and constricted blood vessels. Why does it happens? Is this worrisome? How to treat headaches? Learn more about headaches in the post below.
What is Cervicogenic Headache?
Cervicogenic headache is used to refer to the pain in the head which is caused due to misalignment in the neck. The pain may propagate to the forehead, side of the head and eyes. The misalignment irritate the nerves and shrinks the blood vessels restricting blood flow into the brain.
Causes of Cerviocogenic Headache
Rapid movement or wrong posture of the neck causes irritation in the nerve roots. The pain could be from muscles, ligaments or discs.Also, Constricted blood vessels debars the brain from receiving sufficient blood. This tension in the neck is the cause of headaches.
Should you be worried?
Headaches are pretty common, and it is normal for a human to encounter them. Some of them are mild and are cured in a day or two. Recurring headaches could be dangerous. Severe headaches could result in some symptoms which include nausea, weakness, sleeplessness and seizures. While medicines could give temporary relief, availing chiropractic care will provide a permanent solution to the problem.
How to prevent headaches?
“Prevention is better than cure” – It is always wise to stop something while we still have the edge over it than repair the damage while it has happened. Follow these suggestions to prevent headaches in your day to day life.
- Avoid spending too much time before television or computer.
- Avoid heavy exercises if you are not used to it.
- Get sufficient amount of sleep. For a healthy adult, eight hours sleep is compulsory.
- Intake nutritious foods and avoid eating cold food directly.
- Always be hydrated – dehydration causes headaches.
Cerviocogenic Headache and Chiropractic care
How does the chiropractor diagnose for Cervicogenic Headache?
The chiropractor examines the body thoroughly and does a background check on your health. He may do an X-Ray to understand the case better. Physical examination will include checking your postures, restricted movements and muscles tests. This includes investigating if pain is aroused if the neck is moved to different positions. Studying pain patterns is a major step in diagnosing the actual cause of a headache. After studying all the reports and diagnosing the cause of a headache, he or she will devise a proper treatment plan.
Your chiropractor will be very friendly; don’t hide anything about your health and ask questions if you are dubious about anything.
How does the chiropractor treat a cervicogenic headache?
The chiropractor is trained to adjust your joints and nerve centers manually using his hand. The adjustment is made with an objective to correct the pain and restore movements.
The doctor might choose any of the following procedures:
- Perform spine manipulation to improve its functionality and reduce stress
- Counsel on the diet, postures, exercises and, relaxation techniques. These bits of input help to relieve joint or nerve irritations and tension in the upper neck and hence cure headaches.
The doctor of chiropractic may combine both of the procedures to increase the effectiveness of the treatment and increase the time of healing. This depends upon the treatment plan which the doctor prepares for you.
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