Headaches can come in a variety of forms, including migraine, cluster or those related to tension and imbalances in the neck. They also may be the result of physical or emotional stress, toxicity or blood sugar issues. In rare cases, they can be a sign of a more serious condition. Often, recurring headaches are related to pressure on the roots of the nerves in the neck and/or at the base of the skull, …nerves that help in regulating neck and head muscles, as well as some of the flow of blood to the brain. Typically, various forms of pain relievers, blood vessel dilators or constrictors, and anti-inflammatory drugs are used to relieve the pain. However, if the headaches continue to recur, it’s important to locate their cause and correct it. Otherwise, we are merely figuratively “cutting the wires tot the fire alarm, without putting out the fire.” Clearly, the body, via its pain signal is attempting to let us know that something is amiss. At Central Park West Wellness, we look to see if displacement of neck vertebrae is a factor affecting the nerves related to some of the brain’s blood supply or the blood supply to other tissues in the head or neck. We then discern the correct procedures to align these areas, and teach our patients what they themselves should do to correct any related bio mechanical imbalances/weaknesses of the spine that are associated with causing the headaches, so they can correct the cause of these headaches themselves.