Causes of Headache

The causes of headache vary greatly. Anything from a simple cold or toothache could cause a headache to something more serious like a brain tumor or meningitis. By far, it is one of the most common reasons why Americans go to the doctor. Fortunately, 95% of headaches are not life threatening, and are considered benign. The majority are classified as tension headaches. The good news is that headache relief in San Diego is gentle and effective. Our doctors get great results for patients with acute and chronic headaches.

It’s not uncommon for us to meet patients for the first time and hear that they take over-the-counter painkillers daily! Honestly, that’s horrible! Painkillers were not designed to be taken on a daily basis. Read the label! We don’t blame them, they simply didn’t know what else to do to get some relief. Unfortunately, this relief never lasts. It’s like putting a band-aid on a check engine light. A headache is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Help! Thankfully, we have answers for patients that are tired of taking medications just to be able to get to work or drop off the kids at school. Plus, taking pain killers requires increased doses to have the same desired effect over time. This a lose-lose situation.


NUCCA Helps Headaches

NUCCA is an upper cervical chiropractic technique that does not require any popping, cracking or twisting of the spine. Patients love that it is a low force technique. The amount of pressure used during the adjustment is the same amount of pressure used to take your pulse. It’s a gentle touch behind your ear. The upper neck is adjusted only when needed, with the ultimate goal of not needing an adjustment at all. We call this “holding” your adjustment. Many of our patients come in, get checked, and walk out without needing an adjustment. It’s like going to the dentist and not needing any cavities filled. Our ultimate goal is for your body to get stronger over time, and need less intervention from our doctors.

When atlas, the first bone in the neck, is misaligned it can put mechanical pressure on spinal nerves and blood vessels. An atlas misalignment can cause muscle spasms and inflammation to the head and neck. This can make a patient more likely to suffer from chronic headaches. Poor posture, text neck, poor ergonomics and even dehydration can all contribute to the frequency of headaches. Haven’t you suffered long enough? Give us a call for a consultation at (619) 313-5403.


Gentle Adjustments. Powerful Results.

Gentle NUCCA Chiropractors

Intouch Chiropractic | San Diego, CA


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