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Headaches can be either the primary or a secondary symptom which may point to an underlying cause actually being a medical condition.

Modern medicine has found the cause of most headaches. Recent studies conducted at the University of Maryland found a definite link between headache pain and muscle tension at the base of your neck; which basically says:

  • • Your neck has sensing fibers attached to brain and spinal cord that when irritated or inflamed by muscle contraction (Tension), turns into one of the primary causes of headaches.
Chiropractic adjustments can reduce the irritation and inflammation thereby reducing the associated pain known as a headache.

There is also a connection between migraine headaches and misalignment's in the spinal vertebrae in the neck.

These misalignment's put pressure on the spinal nerves that cause them to send pain signals to your brain. And this is how many migraines are originated. Chiropractors usually use a 2 step approach to initially managing and then curing headache pain:

1. The removal of pressure on the nerves caused by spinal misalignment.
2. Reduce tension in your neck and minimize nerve pressure caused by tight muscles.

This simple treatment program works effectively for most headache sufferers.

Of course, not all headaches can be cured through chiropractic care. But if you suffer from tension headaches or migraines, you should at least try the conservative approach first and visit our chiropractic office. Your initial consultation is free so it's easy to get a proper diagnosis.

In the case of Chronic Headaches, the simple answer is; Only Temporarily! WHY?

1. Side Effects. Read the side effects on any OTC pain remedy.
2. OTC headache drugs only address the symptom, not the cause.

Side Effects: Why expose yourself to all those possible side effects when there is a natural way to determine the cause, treat the cause and cure your headache problem all together, through effective chiropractic treatment.

One of those side effects is deployed in hope of treating the symptom - headache pain. NOT treating the actual cause.
Most headaches are harmless. It's reassuring if you are able to relieve your headaches without medications or with only occasional use of a pain reliever. Headaches are rarely caused by a serious medical problem. However, you should call or visit your Chiropractor if you have:
  • • a headache that occurs after a head injury
  • • a headache accompanied by fever or vomiting
  • • headaches that require daily use of pain-relieving medications.
  • • headaches that are increasing in intensity or frequency over time
  • If you are suffering from any of the above, Call Dr. Jones: (619) 831-8777

  • For a headache associated with:
  • • blurred vision
  • • difficulty speaking
  • • numbness or weakness of the arms or legs
  • • a very severe headache that comes on suddenly ("thunderclap" headache) or headache associated with loss of consciousness
  • If any of ^ these ^ is severe CALL 911 Immediately

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