At one time or another, almost everyone has had a tension headache. This is the most common kind of a headache among adults and is usually in the category of mild to moderate. Patients feel as if there is a band of pressure around the head, which leads to these sometimes being called hatband headaches. They may occur every now and then or as much as 15 or more times a month. The pain is mostly attributed to improper sleep, stress, or bad posture.
Caring for this type of a headache usually involves focusing on symptoms. Some lifestyle changes may be recommended. These include
The Underlying Cause of HeadachesIt has often been seen that the root cause of headaches lies just below the base of the skull. If one of the top bones of the neck become misaligned, it can be placing pressure on the brainstem causing it not to work properly. Blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain may become compromised, along with the onset of communication problems throughout the body. These are the perfect conditions for a variety of headache types to take place. One may wonder, what can be done to help this problem?
Seeking the Care of an Upper Cervical ChiropractorA misalignment in this area of the neck can wreak havoc on the entire body. At Upper Cervical Health Center – Fort Myers, we help patients by using modern diagnostic technology to find the exact location of the problem. Once a misalignment is located, we use a gentle method that does not require popping or twisting the body to bring the spine back into proper alignment. A gentle adjustment is often all that is required to see an improvement in or resolution of headaches.
Dr. Lee Angle
Dr. Lee Angle is originally from southern West Virginia. After having his life changed through Upper Cervical Care he chose to pursue it as a career. He has been practicing Upper Cervical Chiropractic for over nine years. Dr. Angle previously worked as a certified personal trainer. This background allows him to educate his patients on proper movement and exercises to speed their recovery and enhance their Upper Cervical Care.