Could Bone Spurs be Causing your #Headache?

#Headaches are a major problem for many patients but they can often be very complex in ther cause and cure. They are often managed with over the counter medications but this is not allwdreamstime_xl_48989184ays the best way to deal with chronic or prolonged headaches. Many of your chronic headaches often have bio-mechanical causes stemming from the musculo-skeletal system and these headaches are often best controlled and treated through simple gentle chiropractic care .

One such headache may be caused by bone spurs in the neck.

Over 50% of patients age of 60 and over have osteophytes also known as bone spurs, somewhere in their bodies. Osteophytes in the spine are more common the older we get and may not be a cause for concern unless they result in pain or neurological symptoms.

Cervical osteophytes or bone spurs that grow on any of the  vertebra in cervical spine, also referred to as the neck. may be found from the 7th cervical vertebra to the base of the skull to the base of the neck (C1 – C7 vertebrae). It is these osteophytes that may be responsible for a patients headaches.

To find out more read the article on spine health, Cervical Osteophytes: bone spurs in the neck.

Quick Tip Children and Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches yes children get them too!

Today on Fox News Dr. Manny Alvarez disused children and migraines. He is quoted as saying “I have an 8 year old son who is suffering from migraines. One time, his migraine was so intense, he cried all the way to the ER, after we tried unsuccessfully to treat it at home. I have been told that there are adult medications for migraines that can be used on children in a smaller dosage. However, according to my pediatrician, they have not been tested on children”.

So where dose that leave you. You can try untested adult medications or consult a chiropractor. Chiropractors treat migraines by identifying and treating the triggers that cause the migraines. I have been very successful treating these conditions in all ages. See my blog post on migraines hear for more information.

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