Is Your Neck Spine the Cause of Your Frequent Headaches?

Migraine headaches can be caused by a misalignment in the upper cervical spine or neck, which can impact the proper functioning of the brainstem. Upper cervical misalignments can be triggered by a variety of factors, including car accidents, sports injuries, work-related injuries, physical or emotional stress, falls, or even birth trauma.
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Why Neck Problems Might Be Behind Your Migraines

Having migraines is tough. They can make you super sensitive to light or sound, make you feel sick or even throw up. Some people might see weird patterns or feel numb or clumsy, or have trouble talking. There are lots of things that might set off a migraine like stress, being very tired, skipping meals, certain foods, or changes in hormones or weather. But these aren’t the main reasons they happen.

Dr. Seymour Diamond, who serves as the Executive Director of the National Headache Foundation, said that with new tech, scientists have found a possible main reason for migraines. They think it might be because a part of the brain near the top of the neck, called the brain stem, isn’t working right. This can make blood vessels near the brain swell up, which then starts a migraine.

One thing that can mess up the brain stem is when the top part of your neck is misaligned. This can happen from things like car crashes, sports injuries, accidents at work, too much stress, falls, or even something that happened during birth process.