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									  Headaches, Migraines,
Sinuses, and Neck pain, Oh
           My!




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    Head and Neck pain is common, but
              is it normal?
Head and Neck pain affects
  approximately 65% of
  Americans at any given
  time.
A misconception seen among
  our patients is they feel that
  it is normal to have neck
  and headache pain and
  never try to correct the
  cause of why it occurs.

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  Millions afflicted each year.
 Millions of $ in meds. each year.

 There are many causes of neck, headache,
   migraine, and sinus pain.
 Many of these pains can be helped without

   prolonged use of medication.
 Stat: 85% of headaches are cervicogenic

 ( from the neck) in nature.


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             Migraines/Headaches
   Causes:
       Hormone imbalance
       Vascular disorders
       Tumors
       Ocular
       Inner ear
       Tension/stress
       Cervicogenic (most
        common)



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      Classical/Common Migraines
   Occurs when blood vessels constrict in head or neck.
   Usually is preceded by an aura.
   6/100 people, m/c: women 10-46

   Causes associated: Allergies, bright lights, loud
    noises, relaxation after a period of physical or mental
    stress, lack of sleep, smoking, missed meals, specific
    foods, alcohol, caffeine, menstrual periods, birth
    control pills, and other conditions.

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     Classical/Common Migraines
   Foods:
      foods containing tyramine (red wine, aged cheese,
       smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, some beans),
      chocolates, nuts, peanut butter, fruits (avocado,
       banana, citrus fruit), onions, dairy products, baked
       goods,
      meats containing nitrates (bacon, hot dogs, salami,
       cured meats),
      foods containing monosodium glutamate (an
       additive in many foods), and any processed,
       fermented, pickled, or marinated foods


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                    Symptoms
                    Visual changes        Hallucinations
   Aura can
    precede         Photophobia           Blurred vision
    minutes to 24   Abnormal tastes       Eye pain
    hours before
                    Difficulty speaking   Numbness/tingling

                    Weakness              Loss of coordination

                    Confusion/dizziness   Nausea/vomiting

                    Increased             Irritability/fatigue
                    sweating/urination
                    Throbbing/pulsating   Lasts 6-48 hours
                    pain


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             Cluster headaches
   Men more than women
   Teenage to middle age
   No true pattern or definite family history.
   Severe sudden headache
   No specific causes: related to histamine or
    serotonin.
   Can occur daily for months to years.
   Triggers are similar to Classic Migraine

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                    Symptoms
Swelling                     Excessive tears
Red eye                      Runny nose/congestion
Flushed, red face            Common 2-3 hrs after
                             falling asleep
Steady, sharp,boring, pain   One side of head
Lasts 30 minutes to l hour   Some meds help
Oxygen helps


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                   Sinus Headache
   pain that usually begins during or after a bad cold, particularly
    if there is postnasal drip.
   pain that it is localized to one specific area of the face or head,
    and comes on very quickly.
   pain that is worse in the morning before the mucus has had an
    opportunity to drain.
   pain that it is made worse by coughing, sneezing, or sudden
    movements of the head.
   pain that it is aggravated by alcohol, sudden temperature
    changes, and during cold seasons, going from a warm room
    out into the cold.
   a history of hay fever and allergies.

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        Tension/Neck Headaches
   Occurs at any age.
   Either sex
   If occurs >2 times per week = chronic
   Occurs from increased stress, depression, prolonged
    poor postural habits, diet, exercise
Dull/pressure like           Pain in scalp, temples,back
                             of head
Tight band or vise           Difficulty sleeping
Worsened by daily ADL’s

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    Common Reasons for Neck
           Injuries

 Poor Posture
 Poor Body Mechanics/Work Habits

 Stressful Living

 Loss of Flexibility

 Poor Conditioning


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Basic Anatomy

The Skeletal System


Muscles & Ligaments


The Nervous System
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             Spinal
             Curves
Cervical Curve


                      Thoracic Curve




Lumbar Curve
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Neck Anatomy




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        Flexion Dominant Society
   Why is this important?
    Everything we do in society is done in front of
    us. This creates overuse of the front portion of
    our body and typically causes us to have poor
    posture habits and develop pain syndromes.

   Examples: Computer workers, drivers, sales
    people, Overweight people


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          Common Conditions
 Muscle/Ligament
  sprain/strain
 Bursitis/Tendonitis

 Subluxation

  /Misalignment
 Muscle spasms

 Pinched nerves

 Disc Injuries



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Arthritis?




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Trigger Points




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Don’t forget jaw muscles




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Home Activities




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Sleeping Habits




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                    Treatment
   1st and foremost, remove aggravating factors
                    Treatment
   Stress relief techniques
   Proper exercise
   Change diet
   Soft tissue/ spinal correction if persists

   The largest factor for not eliminating
    headaches and neck pain is not admitting there
    is a problem to correct and not changing bad
    habits.
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   Thinking about how
    everyday habits affect your
    health is the first step to
    prevention and correction
    of everyday aches and
    pains.
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