“I Just Thought I Was Always Going To Have Headaches”

By Dr. Philip Cordova

March 4, 2014


I remember the day that one of my patients told me, “I always thought I was just going to have headaches. I never thought they would go away, but I was hoping that I could go from 2 – 3 per week to just 1. That was the goal when I started chiropractic.”

This patient has been under care for a few years now and for the most part, hasn’t had a headache. She reports that “headache feeling” coming on, a couple times per year, but we’re able to knock it out. What a change.

I love helping people get rid of headaches. They rarely get any sympathy from those people that never experience headaches, and the transformation that occurs is life-changing.

Someone with low back pain is wincing and clutching their back every step. It’s obvious to the outside world that they are having a problem and some sympathy can go their way. With headache sufferers, that’s not always the case. They are labeled as “cranky” or in just “in a bad mood.” They are often short-tempered, have trouble concentrating, and find themselves checking out of family activities when the pain gets bad enough.

There are a few different types of headaches, but nearly all can be helped in some way with chiropractic care. The most common “headache” isn’t really a head problem at all. It’s often referred to as a cervicogenic headache, which means the problem is coming from the neck.

These headaches create pain and pressure at the back of the head. Most often, patients seeking care at our office are experiencing this type of headache. They’ll even say to me, “I get headaches a couple times per week, but that’s normal, right?”

No. That’s absolutely not normal. It’s common, maybe even accepted by many, but definitely not normal. This is not how your body is designed to work and function, and you can get help. The general public seems to think of chiropractic care for low back pain, or following a car accident.

In our office, the most common reasons for new patients calling us are neck and upper back pain issues. They often do have headaches too, but they never thought we could help with that.

Now you know!

Dr. Philip Cordova

About the author

Dr. Philip Cordova is a chiropractor in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and decided to become a chiropractor after hurting his back as a teenager and getting help from chiropractic care. He is speaker on health & posture. Click Here To Read His Full Bio

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