A large percentage of headaches are what we call cervicogenic headaches. What this means is that the cervical spine (your neck) is contributing to the headache. When this is the case, treatment to the neck will often lead to a reduction in headache pain.
What does the treatment involve? First a detailed assessment of your spine is needed. Most of the time, headaches will be coming from the upper part of the neck. In fact, many people will say that the headache starts in the back of the neck and travels up the side of head to the front. Assessment and treatment to this part of your spine will help.
Secondly, there are a large number of muscles that run from your upper shoulder to the base of your skull. When these are constantly tight, they can contribute to headaches. Treatment to relax these muscles will help.
Lastly, there are specific exercises that are shown to help with headache, neck, and upper back pain. When these are combined with hands-on treatment, people find that their headaches decrease and their neck and upper back feel less painful and stiff.
If you suffer from headaches, don't settle for just taking medications or just living with it. There are treatments that can help. Contact me if you need help.
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