Why do I get these frontal headaches?
Posted by Andrew Lobacz D.C. 7/5/13
I often have patients come in and ask if I can help with frontal headaches. In a recent article I wrote called
“Pick a Chiropractor, “A How-to guide” I gave 7 important things you should know before you choose a Chiropractor. One of those is that Chiropractors don’t “cure” anything, but align spine, and free the spine of interference or vertebral subluxation. When abnormal stresses are present on the facet joints, discs and supporting tissues of the spine, the small nerves that run the rest of the body get pinched on. My job as a Chiropractor is to locate the nerves that are being pinched on and remove that pinch.
That being said, could a frontal headache exist if your getting part of your spine pinched on? Sure it’s possible. When your spine does not have it’s proper motion, all kinds of symptoms are possible, but the important thing is that you maintain your spine, just like you brush your teeth to maintain them, your spine should get the same attention.
Rene Cailliet M.D., famous medical author and former director of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Southern California states:
“Head in forward posture can add up to thirty pounds of abnormal leverage on the cervical spine. This can pull the entire spine out of alignment. Forward head posture (FHP) may result in the loss of 30% of vital lung capacity. These breath-related effects are primarily due to the loss of the cervical lordosis, which blocks the action of the hyoid muscles, especially the inferior hyoid responsible for helping lift the first rib during inhalation.”
Our office offers a Free Consultation to see if your frontal headaches could be from joints out of alignment. Give my office a call today at 812.476.2225 or use our online scheduler. Our mission is to help.