How Are Your Headaches Linked to Your Spine?

understanding headaches and chiropractic and how headaches are linked to your spinal health

Headaches are one of the most common disorders in the United States today. It is estimated that headaches account for approximately 120 million missed work days per year. But even though they are common, this does not mean that they are normal.

Think about it. We all know that cavities in teeth are extremely common. But we also know that we are not supposed to have them. Common and normal are not the same thing.

Why Do We Get Headaches?

Headaches can come from a variety of sources, and it is important to differentiate the cause so you can find the solution. However, by far the most common source of headaches is cervicogenic (originating from the structures and tissues of the neck).

Headaches and Chiropractic: How Subluxations Connect the Two

When spinal subluxation (misalignment of vertebra) is present in the neck, it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the nerves of the neck as well as the spinal cord. This will also apply extra tension to the muscles supporting these subluxations. This combination of factors is what will trigger common headache symptoms.

Through specific spinal re-engineering chiropractic adjustments, this nerve pressure and muscle tension can be relieved; and thus headache symptoms can be improved and even eliminated all together!

Furthermore, other forms of headaches related to various hormonal imbalances can be impacted through chiropractic adjustments in the middle and lower back region as well. The organs that support proper hormone response all have nerves that allow them to function properly. By performing specific spinal re-engineering adjustments to the vertebra surrounding those nerves, function can by optimized, and relief can achieved.

Headache and Chiropractic Treatments in Raleigh with Team Chiro

Anyone can crack a back. However, only a spinal engineer can understand how your headaches are linked to your spine, truly fix the spinal issues you are facing, and generate the greatest long-term relief. At Team Chiropractic, our highly qualified spinal engineers work hard to create a custom treatment plan according to what your body needs for long-term restoration.

With over 25 years of service, we are the leading spinal adjustment practice in the Raleigh area and are uniquely suited to helping relieve your headaches through safe, professional spinal adjustment. Our Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioners (CCEP) and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians (CCSP) enables us to correct the overall biomechanics, which enables you to hold your correction.

We believe in the six essentials to healthy livingspiritual/mental alignment, physical alignment, nutritional alignment, exercise in alignment, rest in alignment, and removing chemical stress. By offering both services and products that adhere to the six essentials, we help promote an overall health and wellness treatment for every client who comes through our doors.

If you or someone you know is struggling with severe migraines or frequent headaches, we are here to help! Contact us online today or give us a call at 919-788-8881 to schedule your initial appointment and x-ray.

Do you have either a headache right now? Visit us immediately to see how we can help reduce your migraine’s intensity and duration! We look forward to helping restore your health.

-Dr. Ben Mohar


Raleigh Office

309 West Millbrook Road
Suite 199
Raleigh, NC 27609


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Wakefield Office

12740 Spruce Tree Way
Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27614


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