19 Jun Reasons for visiting a chiro during headache
Reasons for visiting a chiro during headache
If you have a headache in Reservoir or surrounding suburbs the chiro’s at Northcote Chiropractic Centre are ready to be of service.
Headaches have many potential sources and some of these are very serious. Fortunately most are not but this doesn’t mean they don’t have a significant impact on your life and so need to be managed properly.
As highly trained chiropractors we are able to complete a full history and physical examination to establish if you are in the correct place to have your headaches dealt with. If not we will refer you to the best place to manage your particular headaches.
What are some of the signs that your headache is coming from your neck. A Cervicogenic Headache (CGH)?
A branch of the Trigeminal nerve innervates the upper part of your face and head.
This nerve has a connection in the upper part of your neck with a structure called the Trigeminal Spinal Nucleus. If you have a problem with the upper part of your neck this information feeds into the same part of the spine as the Trigeminal nerve which goes to your face and upper head.
The brain misunderstands which body part has the problem and so can project the pain to the face and so we have a headache which is caused by a problem in the neck.
If you are really interested in following this explanation further then check out this great video. The Trigeminal Nerve’s Role in Cervicogenic Headache | Referred Pain
Pressure on the face will not alter the pain experienced but push on the upper neck and the head pain increases. Classic CGH.
We’ve been helping the residents of Reservoir with their headaches for 40 years in the same location!