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  • Hannah Beth
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    Hello,

    For the past 6 years I’ve had horrible headaches all day everyday with no relief. My neck pain started about 4 years ago. Since my neck pain started I’ve been going to the chiropractor. I’ve been to 5 different chiropractors in 4 years with little to no relief. My C1&C2 vertebras are the ones causing my headaches. After I’m adjusted I never go without headaches and my neck will not stay in place for more than a few hours. Medicines will not help. My C1&C2 are giving me other problems as well…side pain, out of line pelvic, dizziness, wrist problems. I dont know what else to do. Can you give me some advice or maybe an alternative solutions? I’m 18 years old and for the past 6 years I’ve been in continual pain. . .Please help.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Headaches can originate from places other than the neck. If these headaches do originate from the neck, it is possible but unusual that they would originate from occiput through C2.

    Your statement “My C1&C2 vertebras are the ones causing my headaches. After I’m adjusted I never go without headaches and my neck will not stay in place for more than a few hours” worries me. Does the adjustment cause increased headaches? If so, I recommend to not obtain further adjustments. If adjustments increase the headaches, it very well may be that the adjustment could be aggravating the headaches.

    I would suggest that you get a consult from a headache specialist or a pain specialist.

    Dr. Corenman

    Hannah Beth
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    Ok thanks! I’ll see what u can do about visiting a specialist. :)

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Please let us know the outcomes.

    Dr. Corenman

    Hannah Beth
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    Hello,

    Great News! I went to the doctor and he said my muscles and tendons were too tight on one side of my neck and too stretched out on the other as well as too weak to hold itself in place. He said that doing certain exercises would help strengthen and build my neck up and back to how its suppose to be (as well as a trip to the chiropractor to see how I am progressing). I’ve been exercising and stretching at least 3x daily and for the first time in many years I CAN GO HOURS, EVEN A DAY OR TWO AT A TIME WITHOUT A HEADACHE! I can’t believe how simple it was to fix the problem. Thank you so much for your advice. I am so happy to finally be normal again! I am at last free from headaches!

    Thank you,
    Hannah Beth

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Great! It is always preferable to have the symptoms relieved without surgery. You will probably have to keep up on these exercises but I am sure that this relief is much appreciated. Please continue to keep us informed about your progress.

    Dr. Corenman

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