One the biggest culprits that we find that people are dealing with
when they are struggling with headaches are tight
suboccipital muscles. So, in the spine, you’ve
got your occipital, which is the base of your skull, and then you have C1 and C2, which are the very top two vertebrae. And the nerves that come out from next to those vertebrae, those are the ones that if they’re pressed or if
they’re irritated, can create the headache symptom, alright. So, the part that we’re looking for in terms of muscle, are
the suboccipital muscles. So, we’ve gotten them
up here on the screen. These muscles basically attach the skull to the top two vertebrae in the spine. So we’ll just go through these real quick. So these allow the skull to move. When they contract, they
can pull the head back. But when they get tight,
that’s when they start to create pressure with the nerves that come out in between the vertebrae of the skull and C1 and C2. So, if any of these
individual muscles get tight, that can either restrict motion, or it can create a
misalignment of the vertebrae. So when we’re looking at
the spine, we’re palpating, and we’re looking for
any type of misalignments or joints that aren’t moving correctly. A lot of the times when
it comes to headaches, this is one of the biggest culprits. So if you’re dealing with headaches, you always wanna make
sure that you’re getting your suboccipital muscles checked, and if they’re tight, you
want those to be released, because if they’re not
released, it’s not gonna allow those joints to move the way
that they’re supposed to. So, if you are dealing
with headaches, please have somebody check it, whether
it’s a chiropractor or massage therapist. Have someone check the tightness of these suboccipitals, especially if one side is tighter than the other. That can really cause a lot
of these headache symptoms. So if you’re dealing with
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