Medications – A Relief or Hassle?
Every health condition has a root cause. Alternative medicine has now been successful in associating upper cervical spinal problems to several types of headaches. There are a number of reasons; however, the most common cause is the misalignment of one or both of the upper cervical vertebrae and the resulting muscle tension that develops in the neck.
It is important to understand the difference between cure and temporary relief. While DRUGS can help reduce the intensity of your headaches, is there any guarantee that these medications will make your headaches completely disappear? NO. They don't even claim to fix the CAUSE of the problem. Usually medications evolve into a life-long dependency and require regular expenditure just for some temporary relief. However, who has a permanent cure for these never-ending headaches?
The Process of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care – A Journey to Relief!
Once you have made the decision to move forward with Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, the entire process from start to finish is geared towards finding the root CAUSE of the problem. If the CAUSE of the problem is corrected then symptoms will resolve as the body heals itself.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care aims to align the vertebrae that have misaligned due to accidents and injuries removing pressure and irritation to the brain stem and upper spinal cord as well as allowing the blood to flow in and out of the head correctly, thus, relieving the symptoms of headaches without the use of dangerous DRUGS.
The Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialist will conduct an extensive background history. This will be followed by a through examination of your posture, muscles, and spinal alignment of the joints in the upper neck and head region.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic specialists have the skills to assess you in the following ways:
- Specific orthopedic tests to the neck
- Muscle tests to determine the extent of weakness
- Palpation to reveal muscle tenderness and tightness of the neck and spine.
- Neurological assessment is used to determine the extent of the problem
- General posture and flexibility
- Restricted active and passive joint range of motion particularly in the upper cervical spine (neck)
- X-rays of the neck and or spine are conducted to determine the extent and severity of the problem.
A Thorough Examination
Some Other Things To Consider
Once the CAUSE of the headaches has been determined, re-alignment of the offending vertabrae will provide you the correction needed to begin the healing process. Further consideration among other things is given to:
1. Use of an appropriate pillow
2. Stress management and relaxation
3. Posture assessment
4. Soft tissue and trigger point assessment for the affected muscle groups globally.
5. Ice can be used as necessary
6. Heat can be used in non-acute situations
7. Work station assessment
Apart from correction of the Upper Cervical misalignment, Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is offering you a DRUG FREE solution for your headaches. The specialist can guide you with the right, recommendations for eating habits and supplementation as appropriate. Furthermore, Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care will help you minimize re-occurrence of your headaches by teaching you how poor postures in your daily activities of living can result in the misalignment re-occurring.
For a complimentary consultation call Upper Cervical Health Centers at (208) 559-0541 or CLICK HERE to send us a consultation request.
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