Do you ever get those headaches that start at the back of your head and then kind of move up toward the front, maybe even behind your eye? It can be really uncomfortable, but there are reasons why this happens. Let’s explore why this occurs and what you can do to feel better.
Migraine headaches are a crippling, often misunderstood condition; but here’s what you can do about them! Natural Treatment without medications.
Here’s probably one thing people probably don’t know about migraine headaches. While many are familiar with the basics of migraines, there’s one aspect of these headaches that remains a well-kept secret: the brain itself doesn’t have pain receptors. Instead, it interprets pain signals from various sources, including blood vessels and the protective covering over the brain.
If the brain doesn't recept pain, where does it all come from?
The Direct Reason
The direct reason for these headaches is connected to the bone at the top of your neck. If that bone gets twisted or misaligned, it can put pressure on something called the suboccipital nerve. This nerve is pretty important because it starts like a toothache, way back at your neck, and then travels up to the back of your head. It can even go all the way to the front!
This might sound strange, but all the pain you feel in your jaw, face, and head is controlled by something called the brain stem. So when the top bone in your neck, known as C1, isn’t aligned properly, it can press on the suboccipital nerve, which can then irritate the brain stem.
The Indirect Reason
Now, there’s also an indirect reason why these headaches happen. The misalignment between your head and the C1 bone can affect the brain stem through indirect pathways. This can make the pain even worse and spread to different parts of your head, face, and jaw.
The Hidden Culprit: Skull Misalignment
One of the lesser-known causes of migraines is a misalignment at the base of the skull. The bones in this area have direct connections to the meninges, the protective covering of the brain. When these bones become twisted or misaligned, they can exert pressure on the meninges, causing them to become irritated and inflamed.
This skull misalignment can result from a variety of factors, including:
- Poor Posture
- Congenital Abnormalities (birth defects)
- OR Simply our poor daily habits
When the skull’s bones are not in their proper positions, it can lead to a cascade of neurological and vascular issues, including migraine headaches.
Did you know… a misalignment in the neck has effects that trickle down the spine!
Here’s where the problem intensifies. As the shoulders and back muscles contract and tighten, it can exacerbate existing neck issues and lead to pain and discomfort. Similarly, the tension in the upper body can affect the lower back and hips, causing a chain reaction of problems throughout the spine.
This vicious cycle of muscle tension and misalignment can create a recurring issue that is challenging to break free from, no matter how much traditional therapies are applied to treat the symptoms alone.
Don’t wait to take action. If you’re interested in learning more about upper cervical chiropractic care for migraine headaches or want to explore whether this approach could benefit your family, reach out to us today.
Seeking Relief From Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, and Other Doctors But NOT Finding answers
To truly address the root cause of these interconnected problems, it’s vital to focus on correcting the alignment between the head and the spine. This approach can alleviate the strain on the muscles and joints, allowing the body to function more harmoniously.
If you’ve been struggling with migraine headaches (and have tried every medication, been to every doctor, and tried traditional treatments that have provided only temporary relief) it might be time to explore solutions that focus on restoring the proper alignment of your spine!
At Revive Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Cranberry Twp, we can help you get to the ROOT CAUSE
By realigning the spine and restoring communication between the brain and the body, Revive Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Cranberry Twp goes beyond surface-level solution not just to treat the symptoms but dives deep into the intricate relationship between the brain and the body’s systems to get to the ROOT CAUSE .
If you’re interested in learning more about the importance of head and neck alignment and how it relates to your specific condition, we invite you to visit our website for additional information and resources. Furthermore, we can assist you in finding qualified professionals in your area who can provide the necessary care and support to help you achieve lasting results.
Don’t let neck, lower back, or hip problems hold you back from living your best life. Together, we can work towards a healthier, pain-free future.
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If you are in or around the Cranberry Township area and are looking for a resource to help. In that case, you can visit us at the Revive Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Cranberry Twp. Our practice is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm; Wednesday from 1 pm to 6 pm. You can also drop by on Fridays between 9 am to 12 noon.
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