Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headache Headaches are extremely common in today's society, and while you may consider them a normal part of life, they don’t need to be. Infact, they are a sign your brain has reduced oxygen supply. Cervicogenic HA’s are the most common form of Headache Headaches can come on after trauma, but are more commonly the result of years of poor posture. A human head weighs approximately 5 kg and when the head is forward that weight increases exponentially the forces in our neck and its joints. Cause: Over time, forces on the neck squash the synovial fluid (joint lubricant) out of the joints of the cervical spine. Eventually the fluid in the joints decrease to a point where the joints can scratch together (this causes neck pain). Your body responds by tightening up the muscles over the joints to limit joint movement thereby limiting the scratching within the joints. Because a tight muscle is thicker than a loose muscle, extra pressure gets placed on the blood vessels taking oxygen to your brain. Like squashing a hose this restricts the blood flow with oxygen to the brain and that's what a cervicogenic headache is. Treatment: Our treatment process

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Lamp Chiropractic; Piriformis Stretch

Attached is the stretches required as part of your treatment process. The piriformis stretch is designed to be completed as directed by your Chiropractor. He/She would have explained why they are necessary as part of your treatment and maintaining your adjustment in the future. This stretch keeps motion in the joints in your low back and hips. These stretches are like brushing your teeth, they need to be done regularly to keep your healthy between adjustments. It is important to do this stretch correctly, so if in doubt, talk to your chiropractor at your next appointment, or call 93619300. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DEMONSTRATION

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