No matter what kind of headache you experience, most headaches have predictable triggers. For some this can be mental stress, physical stress, food related, weather related, linked to dehydration, and even fatigue. But no matter what your trigger is, the underlying cause of almost all headaches is the EXACT SAME! Chiropractic researchers have found that headaches start from one of two things:
1.) An accident or injury to the head, neck, or spine
2.) Repetitive stress that over time breaks down the supporting structure of the upper spine.
Injuries to the head or spine do not have to be recent. They can be from decades ago, even leading back to birth, with many years without symptoms in between. Even minor injuries will tear loose the connective tissue that holds the segments of the spine together. Following an injury, muscles, ligaments, and tendons recover and heal after days to weeks, eventually allowing you to feel normal once again. However, even after you appear to have healed, a spinal misalignment is left behind.
This type of misalignment often leads to tension of the neck and shoulders, which happens to be the most common symptom headache sufferers experience. As the spine continues to weaken under the stress of the misalignment and muscular tension, smaller and smaller triggers are necessary to create the same intensity of a headache. When this happens, the headache will become continuous and will flare up from even minor movement and activity.
Your Upper Cervical Chiropractor or NUCCA Chiropractor starts by performing a detailed spinal analysis and postural assessment to identify the cause of the neck pain. Spinal misalignment is the #1 cause of stress and breakdown of the spine. If the evaluation shows evidence of a spinal misalignment, your NUCCA Chiropractor will take specific X-rays of the spine in order to identify the severity of the misalignment and exactly how it needs to be corrected.
The Upper Cervical Chiropractor uses the detailed X-ray information to perform a precise and gentle spinal correction to the Atlas vertebra, the top bone of the spine. The NUCCA correction is designed to restore spinal alignment and body balance, removing stress and compression of the spine and spinal nerves. Once this happens, the body and spine quickly begin to heal and recover from the damage of the spinal misalignment. Depending on how long the problem has been there, most people feel immediate relief or improvement from their pain.
Molland Spinal Care doctors are Middletown Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Middletown, New Jersey. As NUCCA Chiropractors we are uniquely trained to correct problems in the Upper Cervical Spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different problems. More information can be found on our website at https://www.mollandspinalcare.com