It’s been established by researchers that about 96% of all headaches have their origin in the upper portion of the cervical spine, just beneath the occiput or base of the head. They have found that stress can make these muscles contract and pulls on connective tissue that attaches to the highly sensitive dura mater, a thin membrane that covers the brain and spinal chord.
Irritated nerves in the dura mater are the cause of the majority of headaches. Muscle spasms of the cervical spine can also affect the nerves directly that innervate this tissue. Stress makes the tissue contract which “clamps down” on the nerve and a headache results. We treat this condition with great frequency at Hall Chiropractic; we treat this condition with diversified technique, cold laser, and interferential and get excellent results.
Over the counter pain relievers such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and Tylenol do not stop what is causing the pain; they just make it easier to ignore. Remember the research has shown that the over use of Tylenol causes 38% of liver failure in the United States.