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Headaches and Chiropractic Care

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches?
Were you aware that headaches are not normal?

Lady with headacheAt Kempsville Chiropractic, headaches are one of the most common symptoms we see in our office. Notice I used the word “Symptoms,” not “Problems.” This is important to understand because “Problems” cause “Symptoms” to be manifested, and not the other way around. 95% of headaches are not caused by disease but are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches, which occur due to pressure on nerves in the neck.

Research shows us that 95% of all headaches actually originate from your cervical spine, or from your neck. You have seven bones in your neck. So if your neck is misaligned (subluxations), or if the bones are not moving properly, this is going to interfere with the function of your nervous system and actually create headaches. If you allow your headaches go uncorrected and let the bones in your cervical spine stay misaligned, then your headaches will continue and you will start having other problems too.

Pressure on the nerves in your neck caused by subluxations or misalignments of vertebrae is the #1 cause of headaches. Improperly managed chemical, physical and/or emotional stressors cause subluxations.

Physical Stresses include but are not limited to:

  • Poor posture while standing, sitting, sleeping etc.
  • Muscle strains / sprains or injuries from slips and falls or accidents or sports

Chemical Stresses: What we put into our bodies

  • Not getting adequate amounts of water
  • Poor nutrition-many processed or fried and fatty foods, sodas, white flour and sugar
  • Drugs and medications
  • Poor air quality
  • Poor water quality

Mental and Emotional Stress

  • Work stress
  • Financial stress
  • Family stress / relationships
  • Health stress
  • Self esteem / value (self talk)
  • Sleep and rest
  • What we choose to focus on and think about

See our article on managing stress.

Chiropractic care is a safe treatment for headaches, and has no negative side effects.

Headaches are something we see at Kempsville Chiropractic on a daily basis, and we successfully treat it without drugs and without surgery. Our goal is to find the true underlying cause of your problems and the best way to correct these misalignments (subluxations), restoring the proper nerve system supply to the spine and up into the brain.

Many people believe headaches are a normal part of life, but they are not! You do not have to suffer needlessly from headaches. Many of our patients are even able to stop taking prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for headaches after starting chiropractic treatment. This saves their stomach and liver from side-effect damage caused by their medications and drugs.

Abnormal Curvatures in the Cervical Spine

Abnormal curvatures and degenerative changes in the cervical spine can have adverse affects on the nerves that go back up towards the head and can lead to headaches. Without a proper chiropractic examination, most people will not be aware of any abnormal curvature in their cervical spine or neck.

Properly curved cervical spine     Reversed curve cervical spine

Photo Above Left: Proper Curvature     Photo Above Right: Reversed Curve

Often when people have reversed cervical or neck curves, they can also experience:

  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleeping problems/Insomnia
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue (always tired)
  • Immune system problems
  • Neck pain/stiff or achy neck
  • Ear infections
  • Sinus congestion/ runny nose
  • Numbness and tingling into the arms and hands

Chiropractors are the only health care professionals that can locate and correct the underlying cause of headaches called subluxations. After receiving proper chiropractic care, the pressure is taken off the nerves and headaches subside. Again, remember that headaches are not “normal.”

Call us at 757.467.5258 to arrange an appointment with Kempsville Chiropractic. Our doctors will find and fix the underlying cause of your headaches. If any of your friends or family members are needlessly suffering from headaches, please recommend this article to them and send them into our office.



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