Headaches and Recurring Headache Pain

Are You Suffering With Recurring Headaches?

Millions of people deal with recurring headache pain, with some people experiencing several headaches each week or month.   Ranging from dull and annoying to severe and disabling, for the vast majority of individuals their headache pain continues as an elusive mystery.

A very common type of headache is regaining a great deal of attention in research circles.  Not only is it the most common cause of mysterious headache pain, but is also the most frequently misdiagnosed.  This extremely common type of headache pain is known as “cervicogenic” headaches.

Originating in the Neck

Cervicogenic headaches are a little talked about, but extremely common kind of headaches affecting the vast majority of people who suffer with recurring headache pain.

The word cervicogenic means “originating in the neck.”

In recently published research articles, it’s been shown that “problems in the neck vertebrae, which compress neck nerves, are the most prevalent cause of functional headaches.”

The neck is a huge contributor of headaches, AND also the most commonly overlooked area as a source of recurring and repeated headache pain.

Frequently Overlooked And Misdiagnosed

Cervicogenic headaches are frequently misdiagnosed as other kinds of headaches such as migraines, stress, tension or cluster headaches.  Because the cause of the headache is in the neck and not in the head, most diagnostic tests such as MRI and brain scans aimed at the head are unable to find the true source of the pain.

When the source of the pain remains undetected, the most appropriate treatment is not able to be provided and the headache pain continues to recur.  In other words, with cervicogenic headaches the cause frequently eludes detection – because few ever think to search in the right place.

Cervicogenic headaches are often accompanied with “neck aches” and other kinds of neck, mid, upper back or shoulder discomfort.  Tightness in the muscles of the neck, shoulders or upper back is also extremely common.  Some find increased pain, stiffness or tenderness in the neck at the same time their headache pain comes on or increases, often a reliable clue for astute doctors.  In other cases no such neck pain exists, but the cause of the headache pain is eventually traced to the neck.

Often Known As “The Good News” Headaches

In many cases, one can trace the cause of headache pain long ago to a forgotten or previously undetected neck injury such as a slip, fall, sports injury or whiplash from a car accident.  Frequently, these incidences seem minor at the time they happen.  As time passes, the injury silently grows worse until pain mysteriously appears.

Cervicogenic headaches are often referred to as “the good news” headaches because the majority of them can be resolved once hidden problems in the neck are found and proper treatment is initiated.  The true source of the pain may be as common as misaligned vertebrae, or as serious as progressive disc problems.  In many cases, it simply comes about from the process of living.

The most frequent words we hear after finding the cause of the headache pain are “I wish I would have tried this first!”

Do You Need Help?

Many people find their lives disrupted for years and never get anywhere toward defeating their headaches because again, no one ever searches in the right place.  If you’re discouraged because the cause of your headaches remains elusive in spite of all you have done, don’t give up!

With 30 years of practice experience, we’ve helped thousands of people put an end to recurring headache pain.  The proper techniques may be able to help you to also say “good-bye” to your recurring headaches.  A complimentary conference with the doctor will allow us to discuss your concerns and decide upon the best approach for you.   The percentage of success is very high.  Hopefully you can be the next person to benefit from our many years of experience and concern for others.

For a complete report about this very common and overlooked cause of recurring headaches, please go to http://www.drjackadrian.com

About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.

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