Headaches are one of the most common conditions that I treat at the office on a daily basis. There are over 150+ types of headaches, but chiropractic is usually used to treat tension-type headaches.

The top bone in your neck (the atlas) is the portal that allows your brain to communicate with your body and vice versa.

We carry a lot of stress and tension in our upper back and neck. The atlas sits on top of the axis (2nd bone in your neck) and is responsible for 50% of the rotation in your neck. If you have tension and stress in your upper neck and back, it can cause the muscles that attach to these 2 bones to pull on them causing them to rotate and restrict blood flow (throbbing headaches) or nerve conduction (stabbing headaches).

Soft tissue work (scraping and/or cupping) and upper neck adjustments are crucial for freeing up blood flow and nerve conduction and allowing your brain and body to communicate better.

There are many other factors that go in to why someone can be having headaches as well. These factors usually involve:
  • Dehydration
  • Dietary triggers
  • Caffeine/Alcohol consumption
  • Stress
  • Prescription drugs
  • Sugar intake
  • Too much blue light/screen time

When was the last time you or someone you know complained of a headache?

Disclaimer: The content in this post is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to help diagnose or treat any condition. Please seek a healthcare professional if you have concerns regarding your individual healthcare needs.

Please, if you have any questions, feel free to talk to me at our next appointment, call our office at 317-595-9620 or reach out via Instagram or Facebook @DrJordanBurns.

Thank you for allowing me to be your chiropractor and I look forward to helping you along your path to a healthier life.

Yours in health,
Dr. Burns

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