Headaches are among the most common complaints ever. The complaints can be very different, because in total there are over 200 types of headaches. The most common are tension headaches and migraines.
Patients suffering from tension headache, for example, often experience chiropractic and osteopathic treatment as fast and often permanent improvements.
The goal of treating headaches is to find the cause of the discomfort instead of masking the symptoms with painkillers. Frequently, multiple dysfunctions are found in all body systems. Chiropractic and Osteopathy deals with the person as a whole to restore proper functioning throughout the body. With the aid of certain techniques, the trained osteopath or chiropractor can detect and resolve blockages and dysfunctions in the movement system and the nervous system.
Headaches have their origin in the blood vessels of the head. These vessels respond to the structural position of the spine, especially the cervical spine. Through the cervical spine runs an artery that supplies the entire head with blood. Every single movement of the cervical spine affects this artery. As the vertebrae lose their normal range of motion, the blood supply changes both in the flow of impulses from the nervous system to the tissues. A correction of the cervical spine leads to the reduction of muscle tension in the area of the shoulder and neck girdle.
The spine is connected to the pelvic girdle via the sacrum. Displacement in the pelvis affects the entire connective and supporting tissue associated with the spine. The cervical spine tries to compensate for this pelvic obliquity. This in turn affects the arteries and the associated blood supply. The chiropractor or osteopath solves this dysfunction of the pelvis, so that the patient can achieve a definitive improvement.
Other causes of headache may be liver dysfunction. As a detoxification organ, the liver is exposed to particularly high levels of stress. Stress and metabolic overload can lead to liver dysfunction. The symptoms are manifested not only in organ-related but also in systemic complaints.
In many headache patients further functional disorders of individual skull bones and associated skull seams were found. There are tensions in the meninges, which affect the venous blood vessels and the arterial blood vessels. The consequences include reflex muscle tension in the neck.
Tensions of the masticatory muscles, for example, nocturnal crunching or malposition of the temporomandibular joint, can also lead to headache. A targeted treatment of tense musculature can provide a quick remedy.
Stress, decreased sleep and nutritional factors can act as a trigger of primary headache. In these cases also other therapies need to be considered.
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Dichos dolores, además de que pueden causar malestar y falta de movilidad en el corto plazo, pueden llegar a convertirse en afecciones.