Are you one of the 45 million Americans suffering from frequent headaches?
Did you know that 80% of headaches originate from the neck? An increased amount of stress and tension held in the shoulders can
cause contractions of all of the surrounding neck muscles. When these muscles contract, vertebrae can become misaligned causing pressure on spinal nerves, and ultimately pain. With a typical cervicogenic (neck origin) headache, a person will usually experience pain first at the base of the skull, and then the temples, eyeballs, and forehead. There may be several other causes of headaches, so a proper examination is needed to determine the actual cause.
No matter the severity or the frequency, headaches can have a very negative effect on your health and well-being. Here are some of the issues that people grapple with on a regular basis:
— Reduces energy level and productivity.
— Reduces thought process/decision making.
— Interferes with quality time with spouse and family.
— Impacts relationships.
— Most “outside solutions,” i.e. NSAID’s (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Imitrex) are designed to reduce intensity at that moment, not to solve the underlying cause.
— Coping with headaches through aspirin, medications, and other painkillers over a long period of time can cause kidney complications.
— Mental, physical, and emotional stress can contribute further to the tension that causes headaches, producing a never-ending cycle of headache pain.
Why do we look for powders, potions, pills, and lotions to mask our pain? As a nation, we spend more money on this one condition than any other country in the world!
Take the first step in pursuing a natural solution by making visiting Danubio Chiropractic Offices today!