Are you into contact sports? Have you, by chance, got injured in the head during a heated match? Did you suffer from a concussion after a ball knocked you out of balance? Unknown to a lot of people, many things can go wrong after a head injury - even after the physical wounds heal. One example of the problems that you should look out for is atlas bone subluxation, a major trigger of migraine headaches and chronic pain.
If you’ve had accidental injuries to the head because of sports, you must look into it with the help of an Upper Cervical doctor. After all, there’s a reason why you experience migraine and stiff neck simultaneously after a head injury. The sooner you can figure out if your cervical spine is still in alignment, the better you can manage recurring headaches after head trauma.
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After hitting your head, you may develop a headache that resembles a migraine. Migraine-like headaches following a head injury can happen, and they typically involve pain in the front of your head, around your forehead, or temples. The pain is usually described as a pounding or throbbing sensation that can be intense and debilitating. You may also experience nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and noise sensitivity.
Stress and changes in sleep patterns can also contribute to the onset of migraines. However, it's important to note that the symptoms of a migraine distinguish it from other types of headaches. If you experience a headache with accompanying symptoms like an aura or sensory sensitivity, it may be a migraine, and seeking professional help can confirm the diagnosis and lead you to proper care.
Many Upper Cervical Chiropractic patients are surprised to learn about the connection between their injury and the upper cervical spine. Most of them had to spend a lot of time, money, and effort to ease their migraine episodes, only to find themselves returning to square one, dealing with pain and more frustration. This is because they are only dealing with symptoms and not addressing the possible root cause of their condition, a misalignment of the Upper Cervical bones.
Accidents and injuries can sometimes lead to misalignments in the atlas and axis, which are responsible for supporting the head's weight and facilitating its movements. Whiplash injuries from car accidents can cause the head and neck to be violently jerked back and forth, leading to misalignments that trigger issues like nerve compression, impaired blood vessels to the head, headaches, or migraines. Falls, sports injuries, other types of accidents, and even repetitive stress from poor posture can affect the alignment of these bones.
When these bones misalign, it can cause various health issues, including migraines. The misaligned bones can put pressure on the nerves and the surrounding muscles, tissues, and ligaments. They do not heal on their own and will require professional help to be corrected.
If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury to the head, neck, or upper back, it's important to get your atlas and axis bones alignment checked as soon as possible. An Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctor can locate misalignment, determine its severity, and how it may contribute to your migraine and stiff neck. They can also recommend appropriate gentle adjustments to help correct the misalignments that match your needs to alleviate your symptoms.
Correcting these misalignments can let you return to your life before these painful attacks happen. So if you're tired of living with migraines and are looking for a promising, non-invasive option for relief, book an appointment with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor near you.
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