Headache Information Video
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Do you have a daily or weekly headaches even experiencing them from waking up to when you go to bed are you tired of continually taking painkillers to mask this pain before the cycle begins again the solution might be easier than you think.
Chiropractic has been proven effective at stopping Cervicogenic headaches, these are headaches that are rising from a problem in the neck and you don’t necessarily need to have the neck pain in order to have the headache. Headaches have many causes but pain relief only does one thing, and that masks the symptoms and never get rid of the original cause. “It’s like having a puncture in your car tire and blowing it up before each journey to get you through the day when really you know you should be seeing a specialist for it” technically it works but it never works is a longterm fix there’s no need to rely on a short term solution.
Neck headaches are a secondary headache, which means that caused by another ailment or problem these are caused by irritations the nerves and muscles at the top of the neck that extended into the head or refer pain up into this area. Its’almost the same as having a pain that extends into your arm or into your leg accept instead we experience these as a headache. The good news is something that we see daily and specialize in treats and successfully people with Cervicogenic headaches will often have stiffness or lack of range of motion in the neck and will often be intensified with certain head motions the most common one is looking Directly up over your head with your neck extended i.e looking up over your head will often intensify or worsen these symptoms.
These headaches are normally felt at the base of the skull but can often extend into the temples the front of the head or even into the eye area you may even find yourself trying to massage the neck when these headaches come on.
Here are some tips to help you at home;
Try and make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water at least two and a half litres a day
Making sure that you’re not spending long periods of time with your head to extended backwards over your neck a gentle pressure into the muscles of the top of the neck and the base of the skull using the pads of your thumbs can often provide short term relief an assessment of your head and neck are first necessary
To find out exactly what’s causing the sources of your pain treatment normally includes adjustments to the joints in the neck and manipulation of the muscles in order to remove the pressure and relieve the pain.
What is a Cervigenic Headache?
Cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache, which means that it is caused by another illness or physical issue. In the case of cervicogenic headache, the cause is a disorder of the cervical spine and its component bone, disc and/or soft tissue elements.
What is a Cervigenic Headache?
In addition to a throbbing head pain, symptoms of a cervicogenic headache may include:
pain on one side of your head or face.
a stiff neck.
pain around the eyes.
pain while coughing or sneezing.
a headache with certain neck postures or movement.