Cervical Chiropractor Explains Pain at the Back of the Head

Have you ever had a pain in the back of your head that won't go away? It can be a sharp, debilitating pain, a dull ache, or a throbbing sensation. It can be constant or come and go, which strikes sometimes during the days when the last thing you need is pain and discomfort. Sometimes, the pain can be so bad that it makes it hard to focus, work, or even enjoy your day. An Upper Cervical Chiropractor usually gets these types of complaints from patients.

Headaches can be harmless and can happen to anyone. But if it becomes chronic and starts interfering with your routine and dampening your quality of life, you must look closely at why it happens. If you're experiencing pain in the back of your head, it's essential to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions. While headaches have many different causes, upper cervical misalignment is one of the most common but overlooked issues. 

The upper cervical spine comprises the top two vertebrae of your spine, the atlas and axis. These vertebrae support your head, allow you to move it freely, and support your brainstem, which helps transmit messages to and from the brain. When these vertebrae are misaligned, it can pressure the nerves that run through the neck and head and cause the brainstem to malfunction. This can cause various symptoms, including pain in the back of the head.

How can an upper cervical misalignment cause head pain?

When your upper cervical spine is misaligned, it can put pressure on the nerves that run from the spine to the back of the head, and when they are compressed, it can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling in the back of the head.

It can also affect the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, the clear fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It helps to cushion and protect these structures. When there is disruption to the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, it can cause a variety of symptoms, including headache.

What are the other causes of head pain?

There are other possible causes of headaches, including:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sinus headaches,
  • Cluster headaches
  • Headaches caused by stress, fatigue, or dehydration
  • Headaches caused by medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or an infection
  • Headaches caused by injuries to the head or neck

Some of these types are also linked to upper cervical misalignments; hence, a consultation with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor may benefit you.

How Can an Upper Cervical Chiropractor help

Upper cervical misalignment can be diagnosed through physical examination, tools, and imaging tests such as X-rays. When a misalignment is detected, your Upper Cervical Chiropractor will plan a series of adjustments tailored to your needs and designed to realign the upper cervical spine.

Many people who have tried Upper Cervical Care have reported significant relief from their headaches. Relieving pressure on the nerves and improving the flow of cerebrospinal fluid can reduce these bouts of headaches and help ease the other accompanying symptoms of headaches. 

If you are experiencing unexplained head pain for no apparent reason, you can explore upper cervical care, as it may be the solution you've been looking for. Misalignments do not heal independently, and they can only progress and worsen your symptoms, so getting your spine alignment checked as soon as possible can help relieve your discomfort faster, too. Don't wait any longer. Get your spine alignment checked by an Upper Cervical Chiropractor near you today!

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