There are many causes of headache. Some headaches are due to the upper spine and termed cervicogenic headache. These headaches are caused by problems at the level where the spine joins the head or the atlanto-occipital joints or from just below that at C1, C2 and C3 level. It’s important that you visit your GP if you’re experiencing dizziness, visual disturbances or nausea with your headaches or if you don’t normally suffer from headaches and are experiencing severe, worsening headaches.
Many headaches are caused by muscle spasm or trigger points in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders. Trigger points or “knots” in these muscles can be a persistent cause of headache and typically respond rapidly to appropriate treatment.
By performing and extensive biomechanical evaluation, Spine Smart will be able to help identify the cause of your headaches and put you on track for making them a thing of the past.