Headaches – Mechanical and Nutritional Causes of Headache Pain
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Headaches – Mechanical and Nutritional Causes of Headache Pain

September 2, 2019


Hello, my name is Doctor Jeff Aberle and in
this video 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 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 nerve/nucleus 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 video
was very helpful for you. If you have any questions, please call our office or check
out our website for more information. Thank you.

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  1. So please tell us what these "nutritional deficencies" are which cause those neck muscles to tighten up. Surely the cause i just posture related-

  2. They were half "helpfull".
    4exp: which nutritional defficieties are you talking about?
    Thanx for the other half helpfull! 😉

  3. What's helped me is salt in my water, magnesium, ASA, Ibuprofen, ephedrine, gingko, acupuncture, A535, neck pillow, stretches nose to arm pit, chin to chest, and arm around the world.

  4. Wow, great information, I have tinitus, and I think it is coming exactly from below the skull, also neck pain, and traction not working, it is 100% correct information for me, I think so
    Tinitus related exercise pls advice

  5. Do get bad bad pain in my head but when I do get the pain. It hurts so bad makes me cry reely hard for bout 2 to 5 minutes. The all the sudden. Pain stops but a big knot will pop up behind my left ear just rite above top of ear. Then bout 20 to 30 minutes knot goes away. Then I. Fine. Been to houspitat. And by the time they put I. In the machine. It come back as nothing. Houspita then looks at me like I. A dumb ass but I am not. Can somebody explain wth this crap is IDK I've herd that lyrics could be thunderclap head Ames. Lol sound like a sexual desire lol but reely this. Help. Plz thank you. Carrie

  6. Carrie again. Forgot to tell another think. I get woke up out of dead sleep wit same pain. Anyways. Just throwing it out there I'm not a dumb ass OK. Hospital treats me like shit. All because. They never find anything it sucks plz help thank you Carrie

  7. very helpful video, been struggling with headaches for as long i can remember, and it has controlled my life forever, failing to attend school, being very tired and not having the energy for social interactions. i have pushed myself trough trying to function normally but it's only getting worse, i am 25 now and we finally discovered it was connected to my base of the skull muscles and stress. Mental state sadly also influences this issue alot, but i hope to get rid of it or at least get improvement.

  8. After 18 years or so I notice that too much sugar causes these headaches migraines decreased my sugar how does dietary sugar cause this?

  9. Hi, you talk about a nutritional deficiency affecting that muscle connected to the C2, I've had chronic pain in that area for over 20yrs, despite trying pretty much every therapy. Could you please say what that deficiency is??

  10. if somethings not right in the neck, can this be found with an mri scan? im heaving a 24/7 headache for over ea year now (in the back of my head) and tried EVERYTHING and nothing helped me so far..

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