Hello, my name is Doctor Jeff Aberle and in this tutorial we are going to discuss the most common causes for headaches. And most of you that have headaches that are going to be watching this really don’t know where they’re coming from. You’re probably thinking it’s stress related. You’ve probably been checked out for any oddities like cancer or tumors inside the brain. I mean sometimes those are very sudden and acute onset types of headaches and sometimes they’re slow onset. That’s not what I’m going to be talking about here. I’m.
Just going to be talking about the typical headache and the reasons for it and how to go about solving it. So here I have a 3d model and we’re going to use this to discuss the headache type cycle that people have. And some people can get headaches behind the eyes, around the eyes, in the temples, sometimes on the side of the head, sometimes over the top of the head and all the way down to the back. So they start down around here and come up around the head into the eyes. So all these different types of headaches, believe it or.
Not, are somewhat related. And they are caused, often times, from a thing called a cervicogenic headache. Now cervicogenic just means coming from the neck. And there’s multiple reasons for this again. Let’s look quickly in terms of structure. We can’t get into a lot of details because there’s just a lot of animations that would have to be made to get into a ton of the details. But when it comes to the neck musculature it will all relate to some of the deep muscles that we’ll show. So here I’m going to take away the Trapezius. And.
Headaches Mechanical and Nutritional Causes of Headache Pain
Down in here some of these people get there headaches through these muscles. This is the Splenius Capitus muscle. Both sides here. I thought you could see the label, but you can’t. And, then we take away the Splenius Capitus muscles and we’ve got these muscles and they’re called Semispinalis Capitus muscles. So we’ll take away those again because headaches can come from these where these muscles tighten up. And we’re going to hide those. Hide That. Now we get into some of the deeper muscles of the neck. And if you have headaches and.
You’ve stuck your finger up here and pushed on these muscles. Not this one per say. I’ll remove that one. But some of these smaller ones. You can feel these are very tight and contracted. And when you push on it, it either relieves your headache or it actually increases it. And if you massage that, it might increase your headache while you’re massaging it, but then it relieves it a little bit afterwards. So why is that the case Well if these muscles are contracted in the neck, they can cause a lot of distortions up here. And they can.
Also trigger this, thing called, um. This concept where you get kind of like an ice cream headache concept. Where the pain fibers from these muscles, as they’re going into the brainstem, the spinal cord. They can actually kind of like cross talk with the Trigeminal nucleus. And that concept will actually give you headache pain along the face. The eyes usually and up into the forehead and down through here. And that can happen very easily from that Trigeminal nervenucleus influence. And that’s from pain fibers being stimulated through here. And you don’t necessarily feel the pain here, that’s the odd thing. I’m not.
Really describing it perfectly. It’s actually called nociception. But it’s the pain fibers, the nociceptors, which detect injury are actually being fired and on their way up to the brain, they cross talk with the nucleus that handles and is responsible for facial pain. And that’s how you can get facial pain sometimes from these spots right through here. That’s a very common reason. The other thing that can happen is you can get distortion in the meningeal tube that’s deep in the spinal cord here. And we’re not going to go into that. I think.
It shows it here somewhat. The lighting just isn’t right. You can see the spinal cord in there, ok that yellow thing. And that yellow thing has around it a tube like structure called the meninges. And that, if that thing gets twisted and distorted in such a way, that too can give you intense headaches. And until you get those meninges released with some specific chiropractic adjustments through the Advanced BioStructural Correction technique, you’re not going to relieve that tension. And then the headaches will just come back and come back and come back. And then they’ll never seem to go away except temporarily.
So you have to get at the root of the cause. So that explains some of the mechanical things and your posture and everything is all related to this. You have somebody with a very forward head posture, there’s no way this is ever going to go away on them in a permanent manner. You have to change the structure and change the posture. Because what happens to a lot of people is their head is so far forward that this neck instead of going at a nice curve like this. Notice how it’s curved coming up. You’ll see it back here. Their head is.
Far forward and their neck is actually straight or reversed going this direction. And all these muscles up here have to contract just to hold the head level with the horizon. So if you can picture this whole vertebra right here being shoved forward a couple inches. This head would go down and be looking down. But you then use these muscles back here to contract and tilt the head upwards so you can still look straight. That keeps these muscles tight and contracted and there’s no way they can’t contract, otherwise you’d be.
Looking down at the ground all the time. And you tend to want to look out into the horizon. It’s just how humans are. So that is a big reason why we get the headaches. The mechanical reasons like I said can be handled with Advanced BioStructural Correction. The nutritional reason for these headaches are very exciting actually. You can actually have. I’m not going to get into too much detail on this. But you can have a nutritional deficiency which causes these muscles right through here to tighten up. And chiropractors will go in and they’ll.
Feel the muscles right around this C2 and just locked up and tight as can be. And they go ahead and adjust this area and it gives you relief for a few hours and it tightens right back up again because the nutritional reason has never been addressed. And boom, you’re back to hurting again. Another nutritional deficiency can cause these muscles to tighten up. And that’s kind of a bizarre one. You’d never think that. But when they tighten up due to this nutritional deficiency, that too will give you headaches. Now what’s interesting.
About this one down here is if these ones here that prevent this vertebra C2 from moving real well, you’ll also have some sort of dizziness or vertigo. Sometimes it’s just positional. And this doesn’t happen with everybody. But if they do have this where they bend over and they get up and they feel a little dizzy consistently, then they probably have this nutritional deficiency that’s causing this to stay contracted. And you need to address that. And I have the technology in my office, I have the training to handle those nutritional.
Deficiencies. So you deal with all these little tiny muscles here with nutritional deficiency. You deal with these small muscles here with nutritional deficiency. And then mechanically you’ve got to address this. Because if these have been tight for a long time, you’ve got to address the mechanics of the problem. And deal with all the postural problems that have happened in the entire body over the many years you’ve had problems. And that’s how you go about solving the headaches. And it’s usually fairly quick and fairly easy to get.
Rid of even chronic headache problems that people have had for many years. Now only occasionally is it challenging, but in case you might consider yourself challenging but it’s probably a very simple case. And just cause you’ve had it a long time doesn’t make it challenging. It just means that nobody has found the right reason for you yet. And so you come into the office and I find out what’s going on here, get it handled, and then your headaches go away. And then you figure out how to prevent it and how to solve the problem so you don’t.
Have to deal with headaches on a regular basis if at all. I can’t remember the last time I had a headache. And that’s how I got into chiropractic was with headaches. So I hope that explains a few things. These problems in the neck cause pain to come over the back of the head into the eyes, into the temples. All this stuff. It’s very straight forward to solve and I hope this educational tutorial was very helpful for you. If you have any questions, please call our office or check out our website for more information. Thank.