Every NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City helps patients with various types of headaches find relief. Tension headaches are widespread among adults. At least 80% of people experienced at least one tension headache in their lifetime. This type of problem feels like a band is slowly tightening around your head. So what can trigger tension headaches in people? Here are some common triggers:
Notice that the conditions on the list are things that almost everybody feels at one point or another. Some people might even argue that these four things happen regularly a few times a week.
Anyway, here are a few ways you can take care of your tension headaches:
When the tightening band around your neck feels so familiar, you may also know about the extremely tense or tender neck muscles. Why do these things happen together? It means your headaches have a close connection to your neck. Issues with the neck often connect to many kinds of headaches. Within your neck is the uppermost vertebra of your spine, the atlas (C1) bone. It protects and houses the brainstem, an essential component of the central nervous system, which maintains the proper sending of correct signals to the brain and body.
Therefore, if a misalignment occurs in this critical part of the neck, it causes various health issues. First, it exerts unusual stress and pressure on the brainstem and the rest of the spinal cord, causing muscle spasms. Second, a disruption in the flow of healthy blood happens, causing dysfunction in the nervous system. These factors would contribute to causing neck pain, tension headaches, or migraines.
At Advanced Spinal Care, our NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City uses an effective and gentle technique. He can identify atlas misalignments, which may be what’s causing a patient’s tension headaches. NUCCA is a non-invasive and unique method that leads to the proper restoration of the body’s optimum function. Correcting misalignments of the atlas releases the tension and pressure on the brainstem and spinal cord. As a result, proper body-brain communication within the nervous system gets restored.Call our office today at (650) 595-0500, so we can find the root cause of your tension headaches. You can also contact us here.