Headaches cause millions of americans problems each year. From the garden variety tension headaches to the menacing migraine headaches the epidemic just seems to be never ending. If you listen to the TV you would think that the reason you have headaches is because your body is lacking some pain killer and if you just take two your problems will be solved….until you get your next headache. So the question remains, why do so many people get so many headaches. Well if your a Chiropractor the answer is clear, its because of your neck!
Research out of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College brought to light that 85% of all headaches start in the neck. Loss of the normal alignment in the neck curve or misalignment of the posture places extreme stresses on the muscles, joints and nerves in the neck. Muscles over time develop trigger points which can refer pain into the head. Joints can become inflamed and refer pain into the head. Nerves can become inflamed and refer pain into the head. So treating the pain in the head should begin by treating the neck in the large majority of cases.
Chiropractic care has been shown to be extremely successful in alleviating headaches and improving neck function. In our Gilbert Chiropractic office we have a very good track record with helping headache sufferers with our cervical rehab programs. At Pivonka Chiropractic we strive to return the neck curve to its normal healthy position and to improve the head and neck posture. By fixing both structure and posture we are able to help our patients fix the actual cause of their headaches and ensure that the headaches never return or at least come much less frequently. If you are suffering from tension headaches, cluster headaches, migraine headaches or just general headaches then give Pivonka Chiropractic in Gilbert a call and we will see if we can fix your headaches to. Call (480) 892-0022 today.
Dr. Andy Pivonka, D.C.