Headache Relief – How Postural Correction Can Help
People of Midvale and the Salt Lake area who put up with chronic or frequent headaches may not be aware that their headaches don’t generally start in the head but frequently come from the neck.
Abnormal curve alignment in the upper neck causes around 65% of all headaches. Many people feel like headaches are just normal for them. Not true, but it can be hard to give them up if you don’t know where to start.
Specific small nerves that exit from the spinal column in the upper neck are irritated from poor posture, or forward head posture from activities like texting and computer work. Other nerves go into the brain and communicate with important cranial nerves. Blood vessels influenced by nerves can also be a source of headaches. Any of those scenarios can create a pretty wicked headache. Some are tension headaches and some are migraine-type headaches.
Obviously there are successful types of treatments including different types of medications, even Botox injections. But if nothing seems to work except taking frequent doses of pain meds maybe you need to start looking elsewhere for relief. Chronic use of pills is a slippery slope that can lead to serious side effects.
If you’re experiencing regular headaches, particularly at the end of the day, it’s possible that misalignment in the cervical spine (where your neck is located) is responsible for these sensations. When joints push into the surrounding nerves abnormally (called “nerve interference”), this can prevent your head from receiving the transmission of electrical energy necessary to function properly. This can contribute not just to headaches and migraines, but to low energy, impaired clarity and cognition, and more. Additionally, it can decrease the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which is an essential component to the process of detoxifying the brain.
Postural correction can help to ameliorate and even eliminate headaches and migraines by correcting nerve interference. When the spine and joints are in proper alignment, this allows electrical impulses to travel along the length of the spine and throughout the nervous system (which includes the brain) unobstructed. This can be extremely beneficial in reducing or eliminating headaches, migraines, and pain around the head and eyes.
At Scoliosis Center of Utah, we practice a specific type of chiropractic called CBP or Chiropractic Biophysics® which is evidence-based and targets your abnormal curve alignment or postural distortion to help restore balance and bring more lasting natural headache relief. The spinal biophysics method can usually control or get rid of those headaches and help you avoid dependence on pills. You might just give those headaches up for good.
If you live in Midvale or the Salt Lake area and are interested to see if you can benefit from this cutting edge, evidence-based treatment, call Scoliosis Center of Utah at 801-562-2400.