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Neck pain causing headaches? Here’s what you need to know

By BY DR. ADDISON BULOSAN - | Jan 8, 2021

If you often suffer from headaches, you’re probably tired of their debilitating effects. But did you know that a neck injury might cause your headaches?

It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between headaches caused by neck pain, as they have the same symptoms as other types of headaches.

Neck headaches are characterized by stiffness of the neck, localized aches in the head, pains that spread from the back to the front of the head, and painful tenderness of the lower skull. Types of neck pain causing headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches — These result from upper neck problems. They start with a mild pain that travels up one side of the head.

Occipital Neuralgia — These result from injury or the irritation of the occipital nerve. The pain begins from the upper neck and slowly spreads to the head. Upper cervical care and neck headaches

Repetitive bad postures, accidents, sports-related injuries, whiplash, pinched nerve and disc disease can cause neck injuries. These injuries can lead to headaches.

To address your neck injury, the upper cervical chiropractor will examine your upper cervical region. If any misalignments are found, chiropractic adjustments will be administered alongside various types of care.

This sets off a process that will allow your neck to heal itself. Your nervous system function will be restored, thereby preventing the brainstem irritations causing the headaches.

Have you tried and failed to find long-lasting relief for headaches? Call us — we can help.

Because we care about our community, we guarantee your safety during your appointment with us.

For the past seven years, Dr. Addison Bulosan has provided excellent chiropractic care for sufferers of chronic migraines and other travel-related illnesses.

For more information, contact Dr. Bulosan at 296 Alamaha St., #C3A, in Kahului, or phone (808) 866-6551. Please forward all e-mail inquiries to maui@thespecific.com. To schedule a 15-minute free consultation, visit www.maui.thespecific.com/schedule.

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