Headaches are one of the most common ailments in today’s fast-paced world, affecting as many as 46 percent of the world’s population. Headaches are not only painful, but they can be a real nuisance when you are trying to accomplish your daily routine. They are difficult to care for and frustrate not only patients but doctors as well.
What Causes a Headache?
The truth of the matter is that no one really knows for sure. However, research has found some interesting revelations about the underlying cause of headaches. It has been determined that many of these factors revolve around the area of the brain that connects to the upper neck involving the brainstem. This is what the researchers have found through various studies:
- An irregular oxygen level in the brain is linked to headaches
- Blood vessels in this region of the neck can become obstructed and alter physiological and neurological function
- A misalignment of the C1 or C2 vertebra can hinder blood flow and normal neurological function
- Instability of the C1 and C2 can put the brainstem under pressure and cause it to malfunction
Natural Relief for Headache Sufferers
Considering the findings above, it would make sense that to prevent a headache from happening, the upper area of the neck would have to be in proper alignment. Here at Health Edge Family Spinal Care, we use a method that is both gentle and precise to realign the bones of the upper cervical spine. Our method is based on science and involves detailed measurements and imaging. We never give an adjustment that is not necessary.
In a study of 101 headache patients, each of them was examined and found to have a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck. Each was given an adjustment tailored to their specific need by an upper cervical chiropractor. All of them saw improvement in only one or two adjustments, and many of them saw their headaches and migraines go away and not return.
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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