Because you have head pain and your scans are seemingly clear, having your neck checked is the next step in finding the cause of your head pain.
To reward you for taking action to find the cause of your headache or migraine, we would like to offer you a considerably discounted Initial Consultation with us.
From the results of your questionnaire, it is recommended that for accurate diagnosis of your headache/migraine condition, that you have your neck assessed. In the literature it is widely known and acknowledged that the neck joints can (and do) refer pain into the head, and the location of your pain would give us a good indication of where to start looking. If a headache is sidelocked it is likely that a joint on the side of your neck is a cause, and if a headache is both sided, it could be joints equally contributing on both sides.
The recent research now shows that there is an area at the bottom of your brain which is sensitised in people who have migraine and headache conditions. This area is responsible for taking in all of the signals from your brain, your neck, scalp, sinuses, face and forehead, and even from your vital organs. This area of the brain also fires in response to changes in the chemical serotonin, which is affected by levels of stress and anxiety, different foods, wines, alcohol, smells and so on. Different people are affected in different ways which is why can be so hard for you and your doctor to diagnose “what the trigger is” or “where is it coming from”?
But it needn’t be.
The top of the neck has now been shown to be the major causative factor in the making of a migraine or headache, in a majority of cases. If the neck is an issue, then other “triggers” will become an issue as well, because the area of the brain that the information from the neck passes through, is the same area of the brain that the information from your “triggers” passes through. This is why your migraine can be different on different days, or come on seemingly at random.
What we are able to offer is the knowledge that your neck either does or doesn’t contribute to the symptoms that you are experiencing. If it does – then treatment to the neck can assist in the treatment of your condition. If it doesn’t, then there is an extra piece of the puzzle that can be ruled out.
You can find out more about this in our free handout, called “A Sensitised Headache Hub – The Real Cause of your Headaches and Migraines” (click here to access), or find out about our considerably discounted Initial Consultation by clicking the link below.