Headaches & Chiropractic

Headaches (definition) –  pain in the head which can arise from many disorders or may be a disorder in and of itself.

Most Common Types of Headaches – Tension, Cluster, & Migraine s

According to Google: Searches related to what causes headaches

A recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision
Tension headache
The most common type of primary headaches. the pain can radiate from the neck, back, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body. …
Migraine headaches
A neurological syndrome characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe headaches, and nausea. physiologically, the migraine headache is a neurological condition more common to women than to men. …
Cluster headache
A type of severe headache that tends to recur over a period of several weeks and in which the pain is usually limited to one side of the head
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According to Wikipedia: the disease path that causes headaches is

The brain itself is not sensitive to pain, because it lacks pain receptors. However, several areas of the head and neck do have nociceptors, and can thus sense pain. These include the extracranial arteries, large veins, cranial and spinal nerves, head and neck muscles and the meninges.[11]

Headache often results from traction to or irritation of the meninges and blood vessels. The nociceptors may also be stimulated by other factors than head trauma or tumors and cause headaches. Some of these include stress, dilatedblood vessels and muscular tension. Once stimulated, a nociceptor sends a message up the length of the nerve fiber to the nerve cells in the brain, signaling that a part of the body hurts.[12]

According to the American Chiropractic Association:

  • Perform spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system.
  • Provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet and perhaps the addition of B complex vitamins.
  • Offer advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back.
“Doctors of chiropractic undergo extensive training to help their patients in many ways – not just back pain,” says Dr. McClelland. “They know how tension in the spine relates to problems in other parts of the body, and they can take steps to relieve those problems.”
At Palmer Chiropractic, we work with our patients to correct vertebra that are misaligned and causing neurological dysfunction. When the nervous system is free of interference and the body can utilize the maximum ability to command and control all of the bodily functions, many of our patients complaints go away. As a chiropractor I do not treat headaches, but many of my patients who have had their vertebra  adjusted and the interference corrected, have comment how the headaches have lessened in intensity and frequency. Call today with Dr. Trace Palmer for your chiropractic evaluation.
Palmer Chiropractic
11400 Ford Ave
Richmond Hill, GA  31324
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  1. All these joints together make up an unstable joint that can have tremendous strength.
    The muscles of the shoulder are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. These muscles are considered the rotator cuff which allow the shoulder great strength and range of motion.

  2. I appreciated the article. I have written quite a few blog posts on cervicogenic headaches. I try to educate the patients on subject and most just stare blank faced, as if they have never heard the concept before. I hope, that as the public uses the internet to study their own diseases, they will find articles like this. It will sure make our jobs easier as chiropractors. Patients will learn that surgery is not a great option for disc injury.

  3. in the next month or so im leaving for a couple days on
    an airplane. im scared ill get a migraine since i get them pretty often.
    i drink alot of water and try to avoid caffine and chocolate.
    i usuall get them in the morning during my sleep.

    i dont want a migraine while travelling cause i would be really miserable.


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