Headaches are a very common complaint. And there’s a lot of different causes. And they all feel kind of similar to people, although the location of the pain in your head can change based upon what’s causing it.
So, we’re here to talk about something that’s a very common chronic disabling condition called migraine headache.
There’s a vascular component where your body causes constriction of the blood vessels. And, by far, the most common cause of migraine headache has to do with tension in your neck.
And sometimes it’s referred to muscle tension headache, or vertebrogenic headache, but all of them lead to the same thing – debilitating headaches which start in the back of your head. And sometimes people report that they feel it coming over the top of their head, and pressing down on one or both of the eyes.
These conditions are caused by misalignments and pressure on the nerves in the neck, which can be due to previous injuries, or bad posture. Contracting those muscles causes tightness, causes problems which lead to pinching the nerves there. And those pinched nerves in your neck will radiate pain up into your head, and give you a headache.
In order to alleviate this problem, the first step is in correcting the misalignments in the vertebrae in your neck, reducing the muscle spasm in your neck.
And then, of course, you’re just going to change the posture in the way that you’re sitting, whether you’re at home, or in the office looking at the computer; so that you can not have the problem reoccur.
Dr. Gilbert is a professional North Babylon chiropractor dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. He has over 25 years of experience in the profession, and works in concert with his patients to understand their health issues quickly and apply the right treatment to get you back to your optimal health.
We’re here to help, so if you’ve never been to a chiropractor, relax! We’ll gather important information about you, your medical history, and the nature of your condition. Be sure to bring any x-rays, MRIs, or other reports with you. We will follow this by a physical examination: This is to find out where and what hurts! And note that your first visit requires the time to properly assess you and typically takes a bit longer than follow up visits because of the paperwork for you to fill out, the consultation to conduct, and the examination to perform.
Dr. Arie Gilbert, DC
Serving North Babylon, NY and surrounding areas.
Schedule An Appointment: (917)-693-7178