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.

If you've ever gone out for a hard night of drinking, then you might have experienced some aches and pains from the night before.

Ways You Can Get Hurt While Drinking

Let's skip the fact that you can get hurt when you lose your inhibitions. Drinking alcohol not only disrupts and damages the decision-making area of the brain, it also emboldens those who partake. You might slip and fall, take a spill, bust a move, or perform any number of brazen acts that end up with a visit to a chiropractor near you.

Drinking on St. Paddy's Day? That's okay! You're not alone. If you decide to skip the adult beverages, that's equally cool minus the next day hangover. But if you do have a few too many, could it lead to back problems?

Read on to learn more.

The Lowdown on the Back / Booze Connection

Prior studies have suggested a link between alcohol consumption and lower back pain, published back in 2012 in Manual Therapy. However, according to Australian researchers, conclusive evidence has yet to make a solid connection between the two.

An association was commonly found in studies (data was pooled from 26 studies in total) where the primary focus was investigating alcohol abuse in patients previously diagnosed with chronic back pain.

What's it all mean?

Well, researchers were only able to conclude that alcohol intake may be associated with lower back pain, but only in patients who engage in heavy drinking, binge drinking, or those who had problems with alcohol abuse and dependency in the past.

If you think you might have a problem with alcohol, seek treatment immediately, or your problem may get strong enough to deal with you first.

If you suffer from lower back pain, neck/spin pain, and even leg pain, chiropractic treatment may be the difference between discomfort and living a fully active life. Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. is here to straighten you out and get you back up on your feet. 

Call 303-229-5374 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wall today.

Expecting Moms out there, it's just as important to take care of your body as it is to take care of the baby you're making. Chiropractic care might not be the first thing you think of during pregnancy, but it could very well be the difference between a smooth or turbulent experience. Let's be honest, no pregnancy is really smooth, is it? But think about the fact that your body is under more pressure during pregnancy. Chiropractic care relieves conditions of the spine, back pain, and also treats your discs, related nerves, joints, and bone geometrics. Best of all, chiropractic care is done holistically -- no drugs; no surgery.

Your Chiropractor Near You is Trained to Work with Pregnant Patients

Established chiropractors have extensive experience working with women during every stage of pregnancy -- some even take special interest in pre and postnatal care. There are also special certifications and designations like DACCP, CACCP, and also Webster certification (specialized in working with pelvic balance during varying stages of pregnancy) that can distinguish a doctor chiropractic.

Benefits You Stand to Gain from Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

We can help you maintain a healthier pregnancy at Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. We help alleviate conditions like:

  • Nausea
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Spine and Joint Pain

Pursuing chiropractic care can also potentially help you avoid cesarean delivery. There's a lot we can do to minimize the strain you put on your body during this exciting yet trying time. We're up for the challenge if you are. Contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Wall. We're committed to helping you maintain vitality and have a healthy pregnancy.

Read on to learn a little more about how chiropractic care benefits patients of all ages, from children, to adults, to senior citizens.

Many times, people make the mistake of thinking that chiropractic care is only reserved for those who experience serious back problems, those who experience injury, whether that be on the job, at home, or during an extracurricular activity.

The truth is, back pain can happen to someone of any age. And chiropractic care is something that should be considered and explored, both if a child experiences growing pains, or if a high school student has experienced injury while on the field or on the court of competition. Adults and seniors stand to gain the most benefits from chiropractic care, but... 

Even Babies Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

We know, controversial opinion. However, parents are now able to take their babies to see a chiropractor regularly, reporting a decline in excessive crying, even a decline in colic. Chiropractic care can create a generally more positive experience overall for both of you, as a matter of fact.

A Chiropractor for Young Adults into Adulthood

Middle schoolers and high schoolers report less ear infections, healthier central nervous systems, quicker healing from injury, as well as less malaise in general after they visit a chiropractic care specialist.

Adults, when they incorporate the help of their neighborhood chiropractor, report the following benefits:

  • Less pain in everyday activity
  • Increased flexibility
  • Boosted immune system
  • Better digestion functionality
  • Decrease in joint pain and swelling
  • Better overall sense of well being

As an adult, a chiropractic care specialist like Dr. Wall is a great source for general wellness treatments and preventive medicine.

Chiropractic Care for Seniors

For patients more advanced in age, chiropractic care can help relieve arthritic conditions and inflammation, increasing comfort and mobility.

Think you can benefit from chiropractic care near you? Contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. today at 303-403-4219. We'll get you up and active again.

Back problems can happen to you no matter what your vocation is. Stay at home Dad, Soccer Mom, Young and Bustling Professional, Carpenter -- back problems are the great equalizer. The Good Body asserts that 8 out of 10 people in the US will have a back problem at some point in their lives. We'd like to help our patients and readership avoid this fate.

Practice some of these tips below to increase back strength and promote spine health.

Stretch it Out!

You don't really have to drop a bunch of coin on yoga classes every month. If you can fit that into budget, we highly recommend. But there's also a plethora of videos online. Yoga with Adriene is a fantastic resource. She has videos for both seasoned vets and pure beginners. Even if you decide to opt out of yoga, you should incorporate a back-friendly stretch routine into your mornings and evenings.

Belly Breathe FTW

Tucking in your belly button helps promote great posture while you're sitting at the desk or in the lotus position. If you incorporate deep belly breathing, this helps improve posture and enables nerves in the spine to move through spinal channels. This will cut down on back pain and increase your overall sense of well-being.

Perfect Push-Ups, Perfect Pull-Ups

Exercising is fine, just make sure you're practicing good form. Push-ups and pull-ups are great for the upper body and help strengthen your back as well. Any time you can get a workout using your body weight, we support that.

Lastly, meditation, cutting down on caffeine, and committing yourself to sticking to a solid sleep routine will all help promote mental clarity, and you'll give your body the time it needs to recharge for the next day.

If your body is feeling anything less than 100%, contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. at (303) 229-5374. We're committed to getting you back on your feet and active again.

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