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Can a headache begin in your spine?

DrFrancine_500.jpgA frequent and overlooked cause of headaches originates from spinal bones in the neck not moving correctly. When the  spine is out of alignment, sensitive nerves and blood vessels  can be affected. This causes the nerves to send pain signals to  the surrounding neck muscles, in turn those muscles tighten up  and a headache may begin. Off course, not all headaches are  caused by neck problems. This is why a thorough examination  is important. 

Headaches are a distress signal. Your body is telling you  something is out of balance. Pain relievers may temporarily turn  off the alarm switch, but doesn't necessarily put out the fire.  The goal of chiropractic care is to treat the underlying causes of  headaches, and help you learn how to prevent headaches in the  future. A chiropractor is uniquely qualified to restore the health  of your spine, which may relieve the pressure that is causing your  headaches. Other treatment might also be incorporated to decrease  muscle tension and swelling, or increase circulation such as heat,  ice packs, trigger point therapy, or massage.

North Adams Chiropractor | Can a headache begin in your spine?. Dr. Francine Lajoie is a North Adams Chiropractor.