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Did you know that headaches are often one of the symptoms of underlying problems with the spine?

Cervicogenic Headaches, for instance, can often be related to excessive amounts of neck stress. This kind of a headache might result from:

  • Damaged Discs
  • Cervical Osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Compression of the Cervical Nerve

Your neck's bony structures (like facet joints), not to mention its soft tissues (muscles), can often both contribute Cervicogenic Headaches.

Other symptoms of Cervicogenic Headaches include blurred vision, pain in the arms, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or compromised motor skills.

Your spine and your head are connected. Spinal nerves help enable the communication that happens between your brain and the rest of your body via your spinal cord. You can think of it as a sophisticated telephone line. Many health professionals believe that the C1, C2, and the C3 are what cause Cervicogenic Headaches.

The fact of the matter is that you can be experiencing headaches when there is nothing wrong with your head. The source can certainly be the spine. At Optimal Health & Wellness Center we specialize in treating headaches, leg pain, and back pain. We utilize innovative and proven techniques to get you back to well again!



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