Headaches are a very common complaint. And there’s a lot of different causes. And they all feel kind of similar to people, although the location of the pain in your head can change based upon what’s causing it.

So, we’re here to talk about something that’s a very common chronic disabling condition called migraine headache.

There’s a vascular component where your body causes constriction of the blood vessels.

And, by far, the most common cause of migraine headache has to do with tension in your neck.

And sometimes it’s referred to muscle tension headache, or vertebrogenic headache, but all of them lead to the same thing – debilitating headaches which start in the back of your head. And sometimes people report that they feel it coming over the top of their head, and pressing down on one or both of the eyes.

These conditions are caused by misalignments and pressure on the nerves in the neck, which can be due to previous injuries, or bad posture. Contracting those muscles causes tightness, causes problems which lead to pinching the nerves there. And those pinched nerves in your neck will radiate pain up into your head, and give you a headache.

In order to alleviate this problem, the first step is in correcting the misalignments in the vertebrae in your neck, reducing the muscle spasm in your neck.

And then, of course, you’re just going to change the posture in the way that you’re sitting, whether you’re at home, or in the office looking at the computer; so that you can not have the problem reoccur.

To get help with your tension headaches or migraines, get in touch with Dr. Gilbert.
He can help you manage your pain and help you get to the root of the problem.
To setup an appointment please call 917-693-7178