Curvesday Thursday: Headaches can be a pain in the neck!

Chambers Health

In today’s post, Dr. Zinovy Meyler talks exclusively about  how chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain and pressure of a  cervicogenic headache.

A headache can be caused by a problem in the neck. What we call that is cervicogenic headache. Most of headaches do not come from the neck, most of headaches have a different source, but there is a very specific type of a headache that is called cervicogenic headache stemming from the cervical spine – or in other words, the neck.

Cervicogenic headache usually starts in what we call the suboccipital area, which is that muscular area that is just under the occiput of the head. That pain starts there – it can be on one or both sides – and it tends to radiate up into the head and around the head. The easiest way to visualize it is to actually take the palm of your hand…

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How does Chiropractic work for headaches?

Energizing Life

Headaches are a common complaint at chiropractic clinics. It was the reason, I was introduced to Chiropractic for the migraines I was experiencing. They were so bad that one time it knocked me unconscious for over twelve hours.  When someone suggested Chiropractic, I said what is that as I had never heard of this profession. They replied that they “crack” your back. I couldn’t see how “cracking” my back was going to fix my headaches, so I didn’t go. during one of my extreme migraines, my friend dragged me to his Chiropractor, and I was in no condition to object. After examination, x-rays, and treatment, I got more than just the headache fixed. I was amazed. This is one of the greatest medical secrets hidden from most people.

There are many causes of headaches, some of which are “idiopathic” or, unknown. Some headaches arise from “vascular” (blood vessels) causes such…

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Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome

The most common cause of lateral knee pain.itbs

ITBS is a condition that most commonly occurs in runners. The IT-Band is actually a thick band of tissue that is called fascia. Several muscles in the hip and thigh region attach to this thick band and can increase the stress and strain on the tissue. The ITB attaches to the patella (knee cap) and the lower leg, right below the outside of the knee.

So what causes ITBS?

• Most commonly, it is due to a weakness in the hip abductors (gluteus maximus and medius). It may also be caused by other biomechanical influences such as over-pronation of the foot, and excessive force that occurs as the foot strikes the pavement.

What are the symptoms of ITBS?

• The symptoms of ITBS differ. There may be a sharp or burning pain anywhere along the ITB, or most commonly, the lateral/outside surface…

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Curve Rehabilitation and Posture Correction Programs

The Blog of Dr. Nicholas Carlisle - Atlanta/Jonesboro Chiropractor

As unfortunate as it is, loss of normal spinal curvature and poor posture are extremely common. Given the amount of time we spend staring at various screens—whether sitting at an office desk or walking down the street—it’s not surprising that our bodies are being affected. It’s also not surprising that back and neck pain has become the second most frequent reason for visiting a doctor.

Many people presenting with back and neck pain also suffer from a loss of normal spinal curvature. Luckily, there are a number of treatment options that can be used to restore the normal curve and to help patients relearn good posture. Broadly speaking, loss of the normal curve most commonly involves one of three conditions: lumbar hyperlordosis, scoliosis, and abnormal kyphosis. Each has a number of curve rehabilitation techniques associated with it.

Lumbar Hyperlordosis
Patients with lumbar hyperlordosis (also known as “swayback” or “saddle back”)…

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