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There are many possible causes of headaches, including: stress, certain neurological diseases, head trauma, caffeine withdrawal or even just a ‘pain in the neck’ neighbor. Having ruled these out, you may have visited a chiropractor who told you that your headaches are the result of a mal-position of your Atlas (1st cervical vertebrae).
If you’ve been seeing a chiropractor for regular adjustments, you may have found that your headaches lessen or go away for a period of time, but keep coming back. Is it because your Atlas mal-position wasn’t correctly adjusted the first, second, fifth or tenth time? Was ‘mal-position of the Atlas’ a misdiagnosis? Is chiropractic a useless therapy for headaches? Most likely, none of the above.
If you continue to have headaches, and the diagnosis (a mal- position in your Atlas) is correct, yet the chiropractic adjustments don’t permanently fix the problem, the reason might be because there’s an underlying issue that’s causing your Atlas to continually go out of alignment. And without addressing and correcting this underlying issue, you will be visiting your chiropractor for a long, long time.
The Underlying Cause Of Headaches Resulting From A Mal-Position In Your Atlas
If you suffer from headaches and the mal-position in your Atlas keeps coming back, this may mean that there’s an underlying cause that neither you nor your chiropractor are aware of.
Let’s look at this more closely:
If your Atlas is mal-positioned in the transverse plane (rotated either clockwise or counter-clockwise from its’ neutral position) the four paired small muscles on either side of the neck (that insert into the skull) are affected.
The oblique superior, rectus capitis posterior major and minor muscles become stretched and tight (See Animation below).
The stretching of these muscles places tension on the attachment points of their tendons into the occipital bone, which can cause micro tears within these tendons.
This transverse plane mal-position of the Atlas can produce the following symptoms:
- Headaches (resulting from the entrapment of the greater occipital nerve) radiating from the back of the head to above the left eye
- Inflammation where the tendons are being torn
- Crepitation (crackling sound) where the head is rotated or extended
- Buldging and tenderness along the transverse spinal process of the Atlas (left side of the neck)
- Mild to severe tenderness along the nucheal line (base of the skull)
The above symptoms, including headaches, can be the result of being born with a severe abnormal foot structure, the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
If you do not have a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, chiropractic therapy would most likely be indicated to re-position your Atlas, and it would stay where it should without the need of continuous re-adjusting.
If you do have a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, the only way to reduce the torsion/mal-position of your Atlas and permanently eliminate your headaches, is to permanently correct your posture. This is done through Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here. http://curingchronicpain.com/schedule-an-initial-phone-consultation
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain