Can Upper Cervical Help Headache Sufferers?

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Impressive Healing Relief from Headaches 

Is it really true? Can upper cervical chiropractic actually help those suffering from headaches? The proof is in the research: 92% of people dealing with headache pain have been benefited. The best news is that there are no surgeries or drugs required to get relief. By putting the focus on the top two vertebrae in the neck, where the brain and spinal cord meet, and aligning these properly, much relief is felt. 

What Exactly Is Upper Cervical Chiropractic? 

This is a much gentler form of chiropractic care than general chiropractic. There is no popping or twisting of the spine. The focus is on correcting the misalignments in a person’s upper cervical area, or the top two vertebrae. These are known as the atlas and the axis. By aligning these properly, relief from headache pain is provided. 

These two vertebrae are very important to the brain. A misalignment of only 1/4 of a millimeter can irritate the brain stem. The brain stem is the way the brain communicates with the rest of the body. When this channel of communication is cut off or slowed down, it leads to unhealthy changes to the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood, thus causing nerve problems and many more issues.  

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By relieving that pressure on the brainstem through upper cervical chiropractic carenormalized flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood can be restored. Nine out of ten patients who have received this type of correction for their spine have seen improvement. It has no side effects such as those that come with prescription drugs. 

Even in the 1950’s, the medical industry considered the neck a possible problem for headache sufferers. “Headaches are not headaches at all but really a pain in the neck,” said The Journal of American Medical Association. 

Getting to the Root Cause 

Most people look to over-the-counter medication or a prescription from their doctor for headache relief. But these do not get to the underlying cause of their headaches. All these drugs do is cover the symptoms by dulling or numbing the pain. They can also cause very serious side effects such as: 

  • Weakness 

  • Vertigo or dizziness 

  • Tingling or burning sensations 

  • Nausea 

  • Throat, jaw, and neck pain 

  • Abdominal pain 


What About Upper Cervical Chiropractic? 

Upper cervical chiropractic is much less well known that the drugs you see in advertisements during prime time. However, this type of chiropractic care has been helping thousands of people by reducing or even eliminating the occurrences and intensity of their headaches. Unlike the pharmaceutical companies that sell lies to Americans when publicly advertising on television, upper cervical chiropractic focuses on the cause of your headaches and provides real results 

Dr. Henri Dallies of Hendersonville, North Carolina is one such chiropractor. He will be happy to examine your upper neck to see if any misalignments exist. If this is the root cause of your headaches, Dr. Dallies will work to correct the problem for you. 


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