The Origin of Headaches and How to Find Help

Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches ReliefHeadaches can be frustrating but do not usually cause us to miss out on performing our daily activities. It seems as if almost everyone has had a headache at one time or another. Sadly, for some who experience headaches, this condition can have a huge impact on their life for days at a time. They can be debilitating and last for several hours or even a few days.

There are quite a number of different types of headaches:

These are just a few of the more common ones. There is also a headache type referred to as cervicogenic headaches. These are headaches that originate from the neck area and usually have neck pain accompanying the head pain. Here at Besso Clinic in Stow, Ohio, we see quite a few patients suffering from this particular headache type.

Seeking the care of one’s family physician for a cervicogenic headache can result in:

  • Over-the-counter or prescription medications
  • Botox injections
  • Physical therapy

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Many are seeking natural ways to deal with the pain of cervicogenic headaches. Upper cervical chiropractic has been seen to result in long lasting solutions that specifically address the root of a headache.

How Cervicogenic Headaches are Relieved Naturally

The root cause of these headaches lies in a misalignment of the upper bones of the neck that negatively affects the surrounding muscles. The rectus capitus posterior minor muscles keep the top vertebra – the atlas – in alignment. If these muscles become out of balance or get weak, they can lead to cervicogenic headaches.

We use a method that is gentle and precisely tailored to each patient’s needs. Adjustments are only given when needed, ensuring our patients get the best care possible. Once the misalignment is corrected, the body can begin to repair any damage caused to the muscles of the neck. This leads to relief of headaches, and some have seen them go away and never return.


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