According to the national headache foundation over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic recurring headaches. These headaches cost billions of dollars in health expenses and missed work every year. Much of the money spent on headache relief actually does nothing to address the actual cause of the problem. While products that dull or numb the pain away may give temporary relief this just masks the symptoms.
One of the most common reasons for people to experience headaches is tension in the neck. Particularly misalignment of the bones of your cervical spine. As the bones of your neck shift out of normal alignment they put excessive pressure on the nerves that leave your spinal canal. The pressure on these nerves and the tension on your spine are responsible for many of the headaches we see in our office. Spinal misalignments can be a result of years of poor posture, recent or forgotten automobile accidents, minor to sports injuries, or even birth trauma.
When the normal alignment of the spine is achieved excessive pressure is taken of the nerves and headaches are relieved. It is with specific and precise adjustments along with traction and exercise that will regain normal alignment. If you or a loved one is experiencing chronic recurring headaches consider strongly seeking chiropractic care to determine if there is a misalignment in the spine that may be contributing to the headaches.