Nearly half of the world’s population, 46%, suffer from some kind of active headache condition. Women are 50% more likely than men to get headaches. They also get a migraine 2.5 times more often than men do.
Some factors that may indicate why women suffer from headaches more than men. One of these is hormones. High estrogen levels often coincide with headaches. Another factor that is coming to light through recent research has to do with the fact that women often do not wear the correct bra size. Yes, this really can lead to headaches. Here are a few points to consider:
- Around 76% of women wear the wrong size bra.
- Straps that are too tight do not distribute weight on the shoulders properly and create poor posture.
- This problem with posture causes the spine to pull forward and move the neck muscles out of their normal position.
- When the spine is abnormally positioned it is no longer as flexible and nerves become irritated.
- The end result of abnormal muscle and bone position in the spine is a cervicogenic headache.
Maintaining a Healthy Spine Reduces Headaches
It is important to anyone experiencing headaches to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. At Synergy Chiropractic, we will examine him or her to determine if there is a misalignment at the root cause of the headaches. Often the C1 and C2 vertebrae become misaligned and need to be corrected. We do this through a technique that is gentle and does not require us to twist or pop the spine into place.
The method used works along with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It brings the spine back into balance and often decreases or even eliminates headaches for patients. Numerous studies have been conducted that reveal that patients often see relief in as little as one or two adjustments.
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.