June 7, 2018

Tallahassee Chiropractor Dr. Dennis G. Fiorini Says that Headaches Are Literally a Pain in the Neck!

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A recent study confirmed that the cause of most headaches directly correlates to conditions of the neck.  The science behind this study puts emphasis on the relationship between the neck bones and the central nervous system.  Alignment and movement of the neck bones proves to be critical for the health of the brain and the circulation of spinal fluid and blood.

Ground braking research revolutionizes the way headaches are viewed by the medical community.  World renowned researcher Dr. Nikoli Bogduk found all headaches shared a relationship with the upper neck!  Bogduk noted that every single headache directly correlated to abnormal cervical (neck ) spine nerve function.  Bogduk conducted his research over several years and published a number of studies proving the connection.  Most of the medical community continues to only treat headaches with the drug therapy model which relives symptoms but never fully addresses the cause of headaches.

Recent research reveals the importance of spinal health for headache sufferers and proves the connection between chiropractic and headache relief.  Millions of headache sufferers experience relief and often permanent correction for their headaches through upper cervical adjustments.  Millions more continue to suffer due to their belief that relief only exists in the form of pharmaceutical drugs that can mask pain but don’t address the underlying cause of the headache.  The result of course is the return of the headache time and time again.

Upper cervical chiropractic care influences many different types of headaches due to the relationship between the neck bones, the flow of spinal fluid around the brain and the flow of blood to the brain.  Tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and sinus pain make up the four most common forms of headache.

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache.  These headaches may present as a “hat band” distribution of pain around the head.  This pain can be accompanied by a dull ache or pressure.  Tension headaches may cause mild-moderate pain on both sides of the head and are usually triggered by high stress, neck strain, hunger, depression, anxiety or lack of sleep.

Migraines debilitate millions of Americans.  Women are more commonly suffer with these types of headaches than do men.  The pain can last as long as five days and the pain limits the sufferers ability to perform normal activities of daily living.  Migraine headaches present as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.  Sometimes over one eye or behind the eyes.  These patients are very often sensitive to light and sound.  Severe cases can have nausea and vomiting.

Cluster headaches are more common in men.  These headaches manifest as severe burning and piercing behind one eye or on one side of the face.  Sometimes flushing and sweating occur on the affected side.  Cluster headaches occur in a series lasting from 15 minutes to 3 hours each.  Most sufferers experience one to four headaches a day, usually around the same time every day!  The cluster name refers to when one headache resolves it is replaced by a new on shortly after.

Sinus and allergy headaches comprise a very common category of headache situation.  Sinus headaches often occur as a result of an allergic reaction to pollen, molds, etc.  Obviously the pain caused by sinus problems is most often in the front of the face over the sinus areas.

Upper cervical chiropractic care provides a drugless means of relief from all of these different forms of headaches by improving the connection between the upper part of the neck and the central nervous system!  The origins of headaches come in a variety of forms.  The body functions much better and heals better when the brain and the spinal cord function at their optimal capacity.  People who suffer with headaches deserve to know that there are alternative treatments for relief without the use of side-effecting drugs which trap them in a cycle of pain and pharmaceutical pain management.  Call us and schedule and appointment if you or a loved one are suffering from this debilitating condition.