Can headaches be cured naturally?
There are several different “types” of headaches, but all headaches are warning signs that something’s not right in the body!
Tension headaches occur because of spinal misalignment and muscle tension in the neck. This creates a “tugging” motion on the dural membrane of the brain and spinal cord, and that’s what causes your head to ache.
Cluster headaches are often caused by pressure on the optic nerve, and this is why it hurts behind the eyes. The sphenoid bone can become misaligned and press on this nerve. Because the sphenoid bone moves in direct correlation to the tailbone, a Chiropractic adjustment to the tailbone is often indicated.
Migraine headaches occur due to changes in blood flow in and around the brain. The first bone in the neck, the atlas, can become misaligned and press on the spinal cord creating an increase in blood pressure.
A hypersensitive nervous system makes people more susceptible to “triggers” such as smells and foods. Abnormal pressures and stresses on the spine will damage the spinal cord and spinal nerves. This can lead to symptoms such as headaches, food sensitivities, abnormal changes in blood pressure, and much more.
Oftentimes a headache can be eliminated by simply drinking a glass of water, but neurologically based corrective Chiropractic care has demonstrated fantastic results for those suffering from headaches. Just ask our practice members!