Headaches

So, you have HEADACHES?

Oftentimes, what happens is that your brain is trying to tell you right out of the gate that it is not working properly for you. There is something going on, and you can take over the counter medications, you can get massage, or you can stretch. You can do all of these things but they are only for temporary relief. What we do is that we look at your spine because frequently the main culprit to a headache is that you are misaligned up under your skull. Usually the top two bones in your neck are most commonly at fault and your jaw could be contributing to that as well.

So, how can you tell?

Well, you will have chronic tension up under your skull. When you touch the side of your jaw, it would be tender. How about up under here (video showing the muscles on the side of your neck going from under your skull down to your collar bones), a lot of people carry a lot of tension in their upper back area as well as the muscles in through here (video showing the muscles in the front and side of neck). Now, we look to see what kind of misalignments are occurring under your skull as well as the rest of your spine to see if that is the contributing factor to your headaches, and then we help you to heal yourself by realigning the spine and strengthening that area.

Now that might not be the only thing contributing to your headaches, there could be other factors like things in your environment that could be triggering your headaches or things that you are putting into your body to use as food. These can create inflammation, and we look at this as well.

Emotional things can create headaches as well. Stress. Oftentimes, I find that when the nerve interference is released due to spinal misalignments. You are not the hamster in the wheel anymore, and you are able to manage your everyday stresses better. When that happens, headaches are eliminated or significantly reduced.

The next time you search for a chiropractor near me to help you manage your headaches or migraines, make sure you contact me, Dr. Anne Marie Marcellino.