Most people view the common headache as a part of life. One may come on when a storm system is coming through the area, when a person hasn’t kept hydrated enough, or even because of stress. However, it is important to realize that a headache may be a sign of something more serious. We’re going to take a look at headaches that follow head or neck trauma and why you should not ignore them.
Concussions and Other Head Injuries
If a headache begins after a blow to the head, it may be the case that some underlying damage was done. The head weighs approximately 10-14 pounds and sits atop the C1 vertebra (atlas). When the head is struck, the force of the blow can cause an atlas misalignment. This, in turn, can result in headaches and many other symptoms. These symptoms may get worse or new ones may spring up over time. In fact, a head injury that results in an upper cervical subluxation can have far-reaching effects causing new problems a decade or more down the road.
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Headaches Resolve in Studies After Upper Cervical Chiropractic
A case study was released along with the summary of 100 other case studies involving headaches and the benefits derived from upper cervical chiropractic care. What do the results reveal?
All 101 patients gained benefits from the care. 87 experienced no more headaches, some after just one month of care. The other patients experienced a significant reduction in the frequency of headaches.
It is also important to note that 86 of the 101 patients revealed a history of head or neck trauma. About 90% of the patients with a history of trauma saw complete resolution of their headaches as opposed to about 66% of those who did not experience an accident or injury.
This shows the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic for those who experience headaches, especially persons who have suffered an injury or accident. If you are experiencing headaches following head or neck trauma, come see us at UC Life.
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