- Upper Cervical Care
- Upper cervical chiropractic is a very focused area within chiropractic, which is designed to help the entire spine by treating the top two vertebrae in the spine.
Cluster Headaches Treatment From Your Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Marysville
Any type of a headache can slow a person down, and most people experience some sort of a headache from time to time. Much attention is given to both migraines and tension headaches, but there is another type of a headache that is less prevalent, but highly disruptive and painful to the person who experiences it; cluster headaches. While there are many forms of cluster headache treatment, many find themselves seeking out an upper cervical chiropractor in Marysville in order to lessen their pain and reduce the frequency of cluster headaches.
Why Consider the Blair Upper Cervical Method for Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches are rare compared to other types of headaches and affect men more than women, and can be extremely painful. The individual headaches themselves are short, compared to migraines or many tension headaches, For many people, they happen seasonally, and can be mistaken for allergies.
There is still a lot of mystery surrounding the exact cause of a cluster headache, but it is suspected that the misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae contribute to the need for cluster headache treatment because of stress on the brain stem. An upper cervical chiropractor in Marysville, such as Health First Chiropractic, can assess whether or not these vertebrae are properly aligned and causing pain and interference of the brain stem. Correcting this interference is helpful in restoring the proper communication between the brain stem and these vertebrae. This is thought to release naturally occurring chemicals that can restore the cerebrospinal fluid flow.
Symptoms of a Cluster Headache
The pain associated with cluster headaches has been compared to childbirth, and they most often affect men under 30 years old, although they are not unheard of in women. Although there is no cure for cluster headaches, it is possible that remission can be achieved for several months or years. When the headaches return. The pain from a cluster headache is usually felt around the eyes, and can appear seemingly out of nowhere with little or no warning and can be in full force within 10 minutes. The pain can also travel to your forehead, across your cheek, and jawline. It is suspected that they are caused by specific nerve pathway that gets blocked, and the goal of cluster headache treatment is to clear these paths to lessen pain. A specific headache usually last about an hour but may be as short as 15 minutes or as long as three hours. Sufferers have been known to get up to three headaches in a day.
Call Health First Chiropractic in Marysville Today!
If you are experiencing these headaches or any type of headaches, chiropractic treatments may be able to help you. Contact Health First Chiropractic in Marysville, WA at 360-658-1987 to schedule an assessment. We are proudly serving Snohomish County and will do our best to find what you need to feel better.