The most commonly experienced headache is a tension headache. This is a mild to moderately painful headache that often feels as though a band has been placed around the head and is applying pressure. To deal with such a headache, most people either take a painkiller or lie down in a dark and quiet room until it passes. There are, however, some home remedies that people try. These include:
Actually, all of these home remedies are related in a way. They all have to do with the neck. Stress can create tight neck muscles. Heat on the neck can promote blood flow. Icing the neck can reduce inflammation. Posture is vital for keeping the head positioned properly on top of the neck. So really, all of these home remedies lead us back to properly caring for the neck area.
Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Redwood City, California specializes in taking care of the upper neck. As an upper cervical chiropractor, Dr. Tsiglieris specializes in the C1 and C2 vertebrae. When these bones get out of alignment, the result can be muscle tension, reduced flow of blood, inflammation, or posture problems. In other words, if your headaches are helped by any of the above home remedies, they may be caused by a misalignment.
An examination can reveal if a misalignment is responsible for your headaches. If so, you may be on the way to finding relief right from your first adjustment.
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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/