Headaches are very common. Almost everyone has had an experience with headaches. They may range anywhere from mild and achy to severe and painful. As many as 90 percent of the population suffers from headaches.
A person’s life quality and well being can be negatively impacted by headaches, especially if they are severe. Some headaches, such as migraines, cause you to have to lie down in a dark room until the pain subsides. Headaches also come along with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, and odor.
Headaches are difficult to diagnose because they have such a wide range of symptoms, and they impact each person differently. Also, there are a number of different causes. Research reveals that 1 out of every 7 people with a headache end up at the ER for pain relief.
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Headaches are often linked to more serious health problems. Therefore, medical doctors feel compelled to do a variety of different tests to rule out specific conditions, such as strokes. Many doctors fear a malpractice lawsuit if they do not insist on performing certain tests like MRI’s and CT scans.
However, this unnecessarily exposes their patients to radiation that could probably have been avoided. Ordering these imagining scans is the second most costly decision an ER doctor makes only after whether or not a patient should be admitted to the hospital.
Another dangerous thing being done with migraine patients is prescribing medications without first trying a more natural approach. Many medications come with unwanted and unsafe side effects. Thankfully, there is a natural way to care for headaches, and it has proven to be successful. We will discuss this later in this article. First, let’s look at the different kinds of headaches.
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There is a common link between the above-mentioned headaches. They can all be caused by a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine. The C1 and C2 vertebrae were specially designed to protect the delicate spinal cord and brainstem.
However, if the bones have moved out of place due an accident or injury, they can actually put the brainstem under stress and lead to it sending improper signals to the brain. A misalignment can also act as a blockage to the vital flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid to and from the brain. This can lead to intracranial pressure or lack of proper oxygen-rich blood getting to the brain. By correcting the misalignment, the body’s fluid flow can be regulated, and communication between the body and brain can be restored.
Here at Zehr Chiropractic in Norton Shores, Michigan, we use a gentle method that does not require us to pop or crack the back or neck. Rather, we encourage the bones to move back into place naturally. This technique was used in a case study that observed 100 people with headaches and migraines. All of them reported a great improvement, some in just two or three adjustments. Many saw it go away and not return.
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