There are two types of headaches a person may experience. These are called primary and secondary. With a primary headache, such things as lack of oxygen or blood to the brain and nerve damage can be the cause. A secondary headache is caused by things you experience in your daily life. You may or may not have control over them.
For example, the lack of caffeine or too much caffeine can cause you to have a secondary headache. They can also come on because of more serious issues like a severe injury to the neck or certain diseases. What are some of these? One cause can be a concussion. When this happens, the cerebrum, or the part of the brain directly below the skull, collides with the skull. This can cause bruising. Another cause can be whiplash. When this happens, the muscles in the neck are over-extended causing damage to the neck area.
What Can I Do About My Headaches?
If you find that you are suddenly beginning to have headaches, but don’t know the reason, it is likely that one of the above-mentioned issues can be the cause of the pain you are feeling in your head. A place to start to resolve this issue is making an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor, such as the doctors at Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic in Anchorage, Alaska. The doctors here can examine your neck for a misalignment.
If a slight misalignment is found in your upper neck, even as small as ¼ of a millimeter, this can be corrected. The upper two vertebrae in the neck are vital to communication between the brain and the body. If they are misaligned, there can be damage done to nerves, and blood flow can be slowed down. This can lead to headaches. Once this is corrected, things will begin to function naturally again, resulting in fewer headaches. Call the doctors at Pairmore and Young today to set up an assessment to see if they can ease your pain.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. 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, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.