The ache in headache does not come from your brain- your brain cannot feel pain. During brain surgery a patient is often wide awake feeling nothing, even talking to the surgeons and nurses while his brain is being operated on (a local anesthetic numbs the scalp). So what puts the “ache” in headache? it’s the non brain structures; blood vessels, membranes and cranial nerves in the brain and skull. When these structures are stretched, compressed, irritated, inflamed or infected, headaches often result.
Some patients report dramatic relief after just one adjustment. Others may take longer. Everyone is different in how they respond to care. An analysis of 47 studies of chiropractic for headaches, neck pain and upper back pain revealed that it took on average 7.7 visits to see a 46.5 % improvement in these conditions and 17 visits to fully resolve them. Many studies and clinical reports repeatedly reveal that anyone suffering from headaches should seek out chiropractic care.