Headaches are one of the most popular things that a chiropractor can address. It is helpful to understand the biology of a headache in order to understand the treatment process. In most instances there is pressure that develops in the upper cervical spine. Although it can manifest in the lower cervical area too. When there is pressure in the upper cervical spine it interferes with the nerve impulses that cross through the brain stem at the upper part of the spine. The nerve impulses get stressed. Once the nerve impulses get stressed they start to fire distorted nerve impulses. Simply put, a headache results when the nervous system isn’t functioning properly. That is a symptom of the over-stimulation of the nervous system. Over-stimulation also effects cognition by creating cloudy thinking. This can be quite debilitating. Symptoms even include sensitivity to light. Exposure to different stimuli throughout the day will affect people differently.
Relieving headaches is a top priority to us at HealthMax Chiropractic. Thankfully, it is one of the easiest tensions to correct and see results through chiropractic care. Adjustments are extremely effective. The upper cervical spine is one of the most important parts of the spine to examine and make sure that everything is balanced. We will ensure there is no pressure on the upper cervical spine because that’s where all the nerve impulses are traveling from the brain to the body and back.
Migraines and Cluster Headaches
People frequently ask questions regarding what type of headaches chiropractors can treat. People with really bad headaches are often told by their primary physicians that they are experiencing migraines. In reality, what they are experiencing is not a migraine. In most cases, headaches are stemming from muscular skeletal tension in the upper cervical spine. This tension can be severe and debilitating, but is not a migraine. More commonly, these debilitating headaches are called cluster headaches. The difference is that a true migraine is more chemically based (called hemisyphelgic- which means half of the head) and is preceded by some type of an aura, twinkly lights, sensory changes with taste, or even smell. Headaches are classified as ranging from severe, to average, to low grade. The majority of severe headaches fall into the cluster headache group. Chiropractic care can effectively and efficiently eradicate tension at the true source and get you back to enjoying life.
For effective headache relief contact HealthMax Chiropractic at 715-808-0445. We strive to provide the best chiropractic care in Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota.
Dr. Jamie is beyond fantastic! She makes you feel so welcomed and always leaves you feeling encouraged about your health! She cares for you as a whole and is constantly doing everything she can to improve your health. I wouldn’t go anywhere else! Love the HealthMax family!
I had been suffering with severe migraine headaches and neck pain. It affected my work performance and my home life. I saw multiple doctors, visited the emergency room, was prescribed medication, had blood tests and had a CT scan with no results. When I first came to HealthMax Chiropractic of Hudson, they were very welcoming and showed real concern for my condition. They took the time to do a full exam, take digital x-rays and show me what was going on in my spine that was causing the headaches. The adjustments and low tech therapeutic exercises made me feel much, much better. I haven’t had a migraine or headache since the beginning of August! The Dr and the team at HealthMax Chiropractic of Hudson are absolutely wonderful and I recommend them to all of my friends. I don’t believe I would have gotten better if I had not come here.
“Having a very active lifestyle I know the importance of Chiropractic Care. Weightlifting activity, kids and after a couple of car accidents, it has become more prevalent. Finding the right Chiropractor that understands your body and can implement a care plan can sometimes be hard to find. I have seen numerous Chiropractors over the last 15 years but most were just back-crackers at best. After coming to HealthMax the first time, I knew I had found the right place. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for proper treatment.”