Headaches are not pleasant and, thankfully, for most people, they only last for a short period of time. But there are other people who experience headaches at least 15 days during a 30-day period. These are referred to as chronic headaches. It can be very discouraging to fight through one headache to realize that another one will hit just a day or so later. Why does this happen?
What Studies Revealed
Studies have been done recently comparing the brains of those without headaches to the brains of those with headaches. The goal of the study was to see if a difference between the two brains could help pinpoint why headaches were occurring. The results were astonishing! When a person has a headache, the brain tissue is actually changed. In some cases, it may have actually been lost. The longer the headache occurs, the more problems with brain tissue ensue, showing the importance of caring for headaches as soon as possible and not using medication to hide the pain.
Caring for Headaches Naturally and Safely
One common reason for headaches to occur so often is a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae. This could have come about due to any type of trauma to the head or neck that overextends the neck muscles. It may not have seemed significant at the time it happened, but it could have slightly moved the bones out of place. It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter to have a negative effect.
A misalignment here can hinder the blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain. In turn, pressure may build up in the spinal cord, and headaches happen. The best way to address this is to find out where the problem lies and seek the care of a professional for help.
Here at Health Edge Family Spinal Care, we are specifically trained to address this misalignment by using a gentle method that helps the bones to move back into place naturally. Once corrected, headaches may improve or go away entirely.
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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com