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Headaches: Could It Be a Nerve?

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Headaches, Nerves, Occipital, Frontal, Temporal, Migraines, Tension Headache
The Four Headache Nerves

Some people do, but some would have no idea that we are very successful in fixing headaches. Headaches can have many causes and are often referred to as mixed tension migraines. The reality is that the cause usually has a soft tissue tension component, maybe a stress component, systemic inflammation, hormones, vision, and many other "mixed" causes.

Imagine that we all have a cup, which represents our capacity to tolerate problems. If you have enough problems then your "cup" spills over and that represents pain. Soft tissue tension is almost always involved in headaches (hence the name mixed tension migraines) and no clinic is better than Cumberland Chiropractic and Sports Medicine right here in Lebanon, TN at finding soft tissue tension and fixing it!

What do I mean by soft tissue tension? Posture, old injury, repetitive motions etc. leave behind their mark of a certain amount of scar tissue or what we call "velcro". Velcro likes to stick two things together. If a muscle and an adjacent nerve that lays over your face or skull are velcroed together, then moving pulls it and not even moving, you still feel the pressure. This is