Mysterious Recurring Headaches? Take an Easy At-Home Test!

Mysterious Headaches?   Take An At-Home Test!

Millions of people deal with recurring headaches, and many have seen doctor after doctor, had test after test and tried one new drug after another only to find that the cause of their recurring headache pain remains a mystery.

A very common type of headache is also the most commonly misdiagnosed and overlooked cause of mysterious headache pain.  This extremely common type of headache pain is known as “cervicogenic” headaches.

Recurring Headache Pain?   Check Your Neck!

The word cervicogenic means “originating in the neck.”  Cervicogenic headaches are a little talked about, but extremely common cause of headaches affecting the vast majority of people who suffer with recurring headache pain.

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 headache pain.

Literally millions of people are suffering with cervicogenic headaches that have been misdiagnosed – and don[t know it.

Often Many Reliable Referred Pain Clues

Cervicogenic headaches are often accompanied with other kinds of neck, mid, upper back or shoulder discomfort, pain or tightness.

Some find increased pain, stiffness or tenderness in the neck at the same time their headache pain appears 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.

Take This At-Home Test Posture Exam

If you have recurring headache pain, take this at-home test.  It’s often very valuable in helping one to decipher the mystery…….

  • When standing in front of a mirror, I notice my head tilts slightly to one side.
  • I have tightness, stiffness, tenderness or pain in my neck or shoulders.
  • I can’t turn my neck as far one way as I can the other.
  • I notice my headache pain comes on at the time my neck tightens up.
  • I notice my headaches hurt more as my neck hurts more.
  • I have obvious posture problems.
  • One of my shoulders is lower than the other.
  • I work with my head leaning forward for long periods of time.
  • I have knots in the muscles of my neck.
  • I sleep with more than one pillow, or a very thick pillow to get comfortable.
  • I’ve had a previous fall, trauma or whiplash in my past.
  • When someone views me from the side, the center of my ear does not line up with the center of my shoulder.

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you’re dealing with indicators that your headaches may be coming from a cervicogenic (originating in the neck) cause.

Frequently Overlooked Or Misdiagnosed

Because the cause of the cervicogenic headaches is in the neck and not in the head, most diagnostic tests aimed at the head are unable to find the true source of the pain.

As a result, misdiagnosis occurs frequently, the most appropriate treatment is not 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.   

Consider Chiropractic

Serious problems often have simple solutions if one just knows where to look.  The most reliable answer for resolving cervicogenic headaches is not the next new wonder drug on the market, but rather a thorough chiropractic examination to determine the exact location of the spinal distortions causing the pain.

With 30 years of practice experience, we’ve helped thousands of people put an end to recurring headache pain.  A complimentary conference with the doctor will allow us to discuss your concerns and help 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.

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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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