Neck Pain and Headaches & Migraines

Neck Pain and Headaches & Migraines
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Cervicogenic (Neck) Headaches

Cervicogenic (Neck) Headaches

Cervicogenic Headache Upper neck problems are a common cause of referred pain into the head region. Research has demonstrated how the nerves in the upper neck (when irritated), can send pain signals into the head and face regions; researchers believe this happens because the nerves supplying the skin and other sensitive structures in the neck have connections with the nerves supplying the face, forehead, temples, and even behind the eyes. It therefore follows that injuries…

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Blood Sugars

Blood Sugars

Blood Sugar Levels: HYPO vs HYPER-GLYCAEMIA There is some evidence that suggests our blood sugar levels play a role in the causation of headaches and migraines. Blood sugar levels fluctuate according to intake of food and medications, and are regulated by a number of hormones, mainly Insulin and Adrenalin. Our bodies system for regulating sugar levels has developed over thousands of years with the consumption of natural sugars. Some researchers believe that our bodies are…

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Caffeine addiction

Caffeine addiction

Caffeine Addiction Many people’s headaches are related to their consumption of caffeine, most commonly in the form of coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, and medications. Generally the headache is due to a “withdrawal” effect. Caffeine is very similar in structure to another chemical in our body called adenosine. One of adenosine’s jobs is to dilate blood vessels in the head. Caffeine blocks this dilation. Your body then has to become more sensitive to adenosine to…

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Common food triggers

Common food triggers

Common Food Triggers Certain types of food additives and preservatives, as well as some naturally occurring food chemicals are known to be active “triggers” in the causation of headaches and migraines. This is generally due to their vaso-active properties, which means their ability to affect our bodies blood vessels, particularly those supplying the head and brain. It should also be noted, that most of these foods are triggers only to those who are susceptible, and…

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