Headaches and Spine Problems


We admit the title sounds a bit like a bad country album, but headaches can often arise from underlying spine problems.

Once such condition is a Cervicogenic Headache, which can be related to excessive neck stress. This kind of a headache might result from:

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis
  • Damaged Disc
  • Whiplash Movements
  • Cervical Nerve Compression

The neck consists of bony structures like facet joints as well as soft tissues (muscles) which can both contribute cervicogenic headaches.

More Info on Headaches Which Start at the Neck

Move your head suddenly, such as with a sneeze or a double take, and your head may start to ache. Besides the obvious neck pain, cervicogenic headaches also come with additional symptoms, like:

  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Compromised Motor Skills
  • Extreme Dizziness
  • Blurry Vision
  • Light / Sound Sensitivity
  • Pain in the Arms

The Spine / Mind Connection

Spinal nerves enable communication between your brain and your body. It happens via the spinal cord — think of it as a telephone line. Each cervical spine level is its own set of nerves. One is situated on the left side the spine, the other on the right. It is widely believed that your C1, C2, and the C3 have a say in causing cervicogenic headaches.

If you’re experiencing headaches, there might not be anything wrong with your head. It may start at the spine. And we can help you with that here at Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. Chiropractic care is more effective today than ever before, and it’s most effective when administered by seasoned professionals who understand both classic and innovative techniques. Dr. Wall and staff are here to help prevent you from sustaining injury. We’re also here to help you deal with injuries that come along the way.

Call Dr. Wall today to experience a new sense of wellness.

Dr. Homer Wall DC