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Headache and Migraine Relief in Irvine

sitting at table with headacheIt’s a common misconception that headaches are just a fact of life that we have to accept. But at Pirmann Family Chiropractic, we help patients understand that even though headaches are common, they are not normal.

Some headaches are caused by dehydration or lack of sleep, but 90 percent of all headaches originate in the neck. Tension in the neck puts pressure on the nerves, which results in pain anywhere that nerve travels.

The largest nerve in the neck is the greater occipital nerve, which runs from the base of the skull to the first bone in the neck. It branches across the entire skull up to the eyebrows. So when there’s pressure on this nerve, you might feel a frontal headache, a headache near your temples, or even a headache at the base of your skull.

Our Expert Approach to Care

Dr. Pirmann has been helping patients find lasting relief from headaches and migraine pain for over twenty years. He will do a thorough examination to locate the underlying cause of your particular headache pain. The first step is to determine if your headache is in the head or on the head.

Headaches that stem from subluxation in the neck can be either recreated or improved by pushing on the neck in a certain way. These headaches are on the head. Migraines are different—they can be hormonal, hereditary, or caused by other system conditions. Pushing on the neck does not affect these headaches, because they are in the head.

Dr. Pirmann will identify and correct the subluxation in the neck
. When motion is restored to the joint, the muscles stop guarding and the pressure on the nerve is alleviated. Patients often experience instant relief from their headache pain.

When to Seek Emergency Care

If you experience a headache of unknown origin, which is the worst headache of your life, you should go straight to the emergency room. This type of headache is a red flag that may be a symptom of a serious medical condition.

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Headache and Migraine Relief in Irvine CA | (949) 251-0154