Headaches & Vertigo


They are a problem, and they are not normal.

They are indicators that something is wrong. Just because something is common does not make it normal and healthy. High blood pressure is common, but it is not normal or healthy, being overweight or obese is common in the U.S. but not normal or healthy. Some experts consider any more than 3 headaches per year, that’s right 3 per year, indicative of a health problem.

More people complain about headaches than any other medical ailment, about one in every six people are headache sufferers.

Migraine headaches are a separate category for me. Roughly 39 million people in the United States and 1 billion people worldwide have suffer with migraine headaches. This makes migraine the third most common illness in the world. Some doctors think these numbers are low since many people with migraines go undiagnosed.

In a large US survey, 17.1% of women and 5.6% of men reported having migraine symptoms according to JAMAnetwork.

Headaches can be caused by many different imbalances and/or abnormal patterns in the body, from elevated blood pressure, or an improper stress response to biomechanical problems in the spine (commonly in the neck), to food triggers and a multitude of other issues. Whether its chemical / hormonal imbalances or circulatory problems, the bottom line is the headache is a symptom, the result of a problem. It is a way your body can communicate with you, letting you know something is wrong.

The one thing that we do know is that headaches can be mild and annoying to severe and debilitating. I have witnessed headaches ruin people’s lives and happiness. Affected family and work relationships.


Vertigo, dizziness, and balance-related conditions are among the most common health problems in adults. According to the University of California San Francisco Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults experience vertigo at least once in their lifetime, with women slightly more likely to get it than men. Some of the main symptoms of Vertigo are Headaches, dizziness, balance problems, nausea & vomiting, hearing loss, tinnitus, and motion sickness.

In my career I have had many patients who suffered a combination of headaches with vertigo simultaneously. This is a debilitating combination to deal with.

Vertigo, dizziness and or balance disorders are one of the most significant problems you can suffer from. They will literally knock you off your feet and incapacitate you. It is horrible to experience. I have seen it so severe patients have been driven to the hospital for treatment.

Vertigo can be caused by neurological blockages or imbalances, structural stress in the skull and cervical spine (usually), crystals from the inner ear move out of their normal place, diabetes, high blood pressure amongst others.

With our unique approach’s, including KST (Koren Specific Technique) and TRT (Torque Release Technique) our office has been extremely successful helping patients who suffer with headaches, including migraines, and vertigo for more than 30 years.

According to research conducted at Syracuse University damaged structures in the neck and cervical spine are the cause of many chronic headaches. They stated Chiropractic care is the preferred mode of treatment for this.

Another cause of headaches that can be overlooked is dehydration. Most of us are dehydrated to a degree. A simple formula to follow for adequate hydration is drink 8 oz of water every hour you are awake for the first 10 hours (ideally). The quality of the water matters too. Dehydration can also be caused by a lack of mineral balance in the body. You may drink enough water, but your body may not absorb it properly because of mineral deficiency.

In conclusion there could be many causes of your headaches.  Consult your Chiropractor to have all the possibilities evaluated to determine the cause. You always want to treat the cause of the issue not just cover it up.  Our philosophy is always to locate and treat the root cause of a health problem.

Please share this article with someone you know who is suffering from Headaches or Vertigo.

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Dr. Steven Komsky

Dr Komsky

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