Higley Chiropractic Powhatan, Amelia, Cumberland, Goochland, VA

Headaches & Migraines

What puts the aches in headaches?Surprisingly, a headache is not a "brainache."  The brain, most of its membranes and the skull feel no pain at all.  That is why during brain surgery patients can be wide awake, even talking to the doctors while their brains are being cut, probed or otherwise tampered with (local anesthetic is use to numb the scalp).

But when the pain-sensitive parts - the arteries of the brain and skull, the dura mater that covers the brain and the cranial nerves  - are infected, pulled, inflamed, stretched, compressed or irritated, headaches usually result.

* Information provided by:  Ted Korean, D.C.  "Chiropractic, Bringing Out the Best in You"