CHRONIC NECK PAIN AND THE
RELATIONSHIP TO HEADACHES
“Tension-type headache, previously called muscle contraction headache, is the most common type of headache. Its name indicates the role of stress and mental or emotional conflict in triggering the pain and contracting muscles in the neck, face, scalp, and jaw.” U.S. Government’s National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke).
Although tightness, spasm, SUBLUXATION, TRIGGER POINTS, or SCAR TISSUE in the neck area causes what are usually known as “Tension Headaches”, this name is not exactly accurate. The more appropriate diagnosis would be “Cervicogenic Headaches” (HERE). This means that your headaches were ‘birthed’ or generated by your neck (aka, Cervical Spine). This is not difficult to understand when you look at the picture below. Superficial nerves that arise from the neck, end up on the head. When there is physical tension in the tissues of the neck, the result is irritation of the nerve system. This irritation is a common cause of pain. If the irritation is severe enough, it can affect the blood vessels and even in some instances bring on a MIGRAINE HEADACHE.
These studies are great. However, they do not largely delve into treatment pertaining to Scar Tissue and FASCIAL ADHESIONS. Unfortunately there are far too many people who have tried all the different methods of treatment dealt with in these studies, and still struggle with Chronic Neck Pain and / or Headaches. If you have Chronic Neck Pain and have not tried Tissue Remodeling, you need to think about taking the plunge. Take a moment and watch a few of our VIDEO TESTIMONIALS (HERE and HERE are several more interspersed with articles about Chronic Neck Pain and Headaches).