Understanding Head Related Pain At Motion Health Centre

Healthy head function occurs when all the muscles, joints, and kinematic chain work in balance, alignment and coordination. Gain knowledge on common head pain problems and how it normally 

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Do you suffer from painful skull pounding migraines? Experience irritating and stressful headaches?

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Headaches, especially migraines can stop you completely in your tracks. Whether you experience the kind of migraines that only bed and darkness can alleviate, or minor stress headaches, you'll know how debilitating they can be. The good news is; with effective chiropractic methods – you can continue living life without the fear of unexpected headaches and migraines.

What to Know About Headaches and Migraines

If you have a headache, migraine or neck problem, learn more about signs, symptoms and shoulder pain causes and common shoulder injuries below. 

Be sure to find out how a healthy spine should function, what a complete exam should involve and how to get headache and migraine pain relief.  

Healthy Upper Spinal Function

COMING SOON...Below, Dr Egan will show you the benefits of having a healthy Upper Spinal Function.

Summary of Healthy Upper Spinal Function

Having a Healthy Upper Spinal Function can prevent conditions such as headaches and migraines. 

Common Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Headaches and Migraines

At Motion Health Centre, patients with chronic Headaches and Migraines commonly present with the following Signs and Symptoms:

Signs Your Upper Spine is Unhealthy and Not Functioning at Its Best:

  • Stiff neck
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Difficulty with turning neck

Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines

  • Seeing Auras such as flickering lights or lines
  • Throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Eye Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Light, smell or noise sensitivity
  • Balance issues or double vision
  • Speech difficulties

Causes of Headaches and Migraines

Headache pain results from signals interacting among the brain, blood vessels and surrounding nerves. During a headache, an unknown mechanism activates specific nerves that affect muscles and blood vessels. These nerves send pain signals to the brain.

Common triggers of tension headaches or migraines include:

  • Eye, neck or back strain caused by poor posture
  • Alcohol use
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Depression
  • Emotional stress related to family and friends, work or school
  • Excessive medication use
  • Lighting
  • Noise
  • Weather changes

Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics® Muscle Neurology Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will help you shake your head with joy – at decreased headache pain and frequency.

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Upper Spine Anatomy

Skeletal Anatomy of Upper Spine

the cervical spine, is a well-engineered structure of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The cervical spine is delicate—housing the spinal cord that sends messages from the brain to control all aspects of the body—while also remarkably strong and flexible, allowing the neck to move in all directions.

The cervical spine has 7 stacked bones called vertebrae, labeled C1 through C7. The top of the cervical spine connects to the skull, and the bottom connects to the upper back at about shoulder level. As viewed from the side, the cervical spine forms a lordotic curve by gently curving toward the front of the body and then back.

Muscle Anatomy of Upper Spine

Labeled human anatomy diagram of man's neck and back muscles from a posterior view on a white background.

There are four sets of muscles that help move the head. They are the sternocleidomastoid, semispinalis capitis, splenius capitis, and longissimus capitis muscles. 

The sternocleidomastoids are strong, large muscles located on either side of the neck. Individually, they rotate the head left or right. Together, they flex or bend the head towards the chest. These muscles start at the breastbone (sternum) and collarbone (clavicle) and end behind the ears (at the mastoid process of the temporal bone of the skull).

The semispinalis capitis, splenius capitis, and longissimus capitis muscles all help the head extend toward the back. They also work with sternocleidomastoid muscles to rotate the head left and right.

The semispinalis capitis, splenius capitis, and longissimus capitis are three pairs of muscles that help the head extend toward the back. They also work with sternocleidomastoid muscles to rotate the head left and right. 

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Headaches and migraines can often be a life stopping event for frequent sufferers. If you experience headaches or migraines, book a thorough examination with one of our experts of the spine and neuro-musculoskeletal system. Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will get you ‘ahead' of your game again. If you want to be free from Headaches and Migraines don't hesitate to call us to book a "Your Motion Matters" Initial Case Review today, for a pain free tomorrow.


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