Chronic headaches can be very worrying and also frustrating when you cannot find a diagnosis. Headaches can have various causes, and it is great that the MRI and brain angiogram have ruled out any sinister causes.
However another potential trigger of headaches can be dysfunction of the upper cervical spine (neck). The nerves from the upper neck communicate with the nerves in the head, and so any irritation or dysfunction of these joints can contribute to headaches.
You have described that you hit your neck against the bedhead over a year ago. This may have been enough force to disrupt the proper function of the delicate joints in your neck.
There are a number of other factors, such as your ages, stress levels, occupation, sleep posture and habits, any other recent or previous accidents or traumas etc that need to be determined as they may contribute to the headaches.
My suggestion would be to consult a local chiropractor who would perform a thorough history taking and physical examination to determine the exact cause of your headaches.
If the neck is found to be contributing to the headaches, the aim of treatment would be to improve function and stability of the neck and correcting any muscle imbalances. Very effective treatment options include spinal manipulation, muscle release techniques, dry needling, and corrective spinal and postural exercises.
As a chiropractor, I have seen numerous patients who suffer from very similar symptoms to yours, and luckily the majority respond very well to chiropractic treatment.
Report this post
You must be a HealthShare member to report this post.
to your account or
now (it's free).