decades, Doctors of Chiropractic have successfully treated headaches.
Success was so quick and profound in some instances that chiropractors
theorized that some headaches are caused by dysfunction in the neck and
cervical spine. This theory was largely over-looked by the scientific
community as they knew of no biological or physiological link. But the
chiropractors were right! In 1995, a team of researchers at the
University of Maryland in Baltimore were intricately dissecting cadavers
and discovered the biological link—a connective tissue bridge from a
muscle in the head (the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle) to
the membrane covering the brain and the spinal cord (the dura mater).1
By showing the biological link, this important discovery essentially
cemented the theory that neck dysfunction can cause headache. The
“Illustrated HealthWays” in this issue shows a diagram of this connection.
The theory that some
headaches were caused by neck problems, and now the scientific basis for
how that happens, meant that the headache type had to be named to
distinguish it from...
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