Headaches are not uncommon. They can happen to anyone at any time due to several reasons. Upper Cervical Chiropractors in Vancouver have encountered patients who complain about chronic headaches. Sometimes headaches go away on their own when you relax or take medication, but in some cases, they worsen.
There are two types of headaches: Primary and Secondary. The former is not a symptom of an underlying disease but is caused by overactivity or problems with pain-sensitive structures in your head. Secondary headache, on the other hand, is related to an underlying condition. It usually is a symptom that triggers your head's pain-sensitive nerves, usually in the head or neck. It can stem from an illness or injuries sustained, and usual headache medications don't usually work for them.
Perhaps you're wondering how to know if what you have been experiencing is a secondary headache. And if headache medications don't work, what should you do when you experience secondary headaches? You probably have more questions in mind, such as Is emergency care necessary, what kind of doctor will you need, and can Upper Cervical Chiropractors in Vancouver help?
The following medical conditions can bring out headaches as a symptom:
Short answer - YES! Consulting with an upper cervical chiropractor will help you determine if a misalignment in your upper cervical spine is related to your secondary headache. If they confirm a misalignment, they will recommend a series of adjustments to restore your spine's balance and alignment and eventually spare you from the pain and discomfort from secondary headaches.
Upper cervical chiropractors focus on aligning the top bones in the spine —the atlas and axis vertebrae—which support the head and allow it to move freely on the neck. When these bones are out of alignment, it can cause interference with nerve communication and lead to various problems, including secondary headaches.
Maintaining your spine's optimum health is as important as the rest of your body. Even if you're not regularly experiencing headaches or other health symptoms, ensuring your spine is balanced and aligned can benefit your overall health.
To experience the benefits of upper cervical care, set an appointment with one of the trusted and top-rated upper cervical chiropractors in Vancouver — Balanced Living Chiropractic. You may call directly at 360-597-4784 or use the online contact form.
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