Christopher Columbus was the first person to note bizarre phenomena in the Bermuda Triangle, reporting that he observed "strange dancing lights on the horizon." The region, also know as the Devil’s Triangle, may be famous for unusual happenings and strange disappearances, but a triangle yielding more wreckage can be found in the human neck and skull.
Early in 2007, a western missionary who was based in Africa, entered my office followed by a chorus of brightly smiling girls with their hair in braids. She was the escort for this extraordinary choir of orphaned Africans. They would perform in our area to raise awareness of the plight of their continent. The girls eyes danced around with excitement while they collected more andmore images of a different and prosperous land. The missionary’s eyes lay heavy like two bricks embedded in dried mud. Her neck bowed forward, struggling to carry herhead’s weight. The burden and pain she experienced cried out in silent expression for help. She was suffering from a SEVERE headache.
I had seen this missionary trying to cope with headaches during previous visits. Beyond taking the edge off the pain, little more could be done. This time was different. The morning hours had just ended. The lunch break started. Time was available, as well as an audience. With her return to Africa just days away, something had to change NOW! After a 40-minute investigation, the headache pattern was partially revealed. I discovered two key problems in her neck that related to one another. After havinga gentle adjustment to her neck with a specific chiropractic instrument, she began to look more like her glowing entourage. For the first time, she experienced a MAJOR reduction in headache pain. Later, my office colleague, Dr. Tyler Schwartz, connected the third component in the cranium of a triangle of points (what I refer to now as the “Headache Pattern”).
After caring for countless patients suffering from headaches, correction of the triangular pattern proves to be a potent weapon. As observed in my office, 80% of people have at least a 75% reduction in pain. Many are completely pain-free within minutes. The results are often permanent. Others require periodic care to stave off the headache’s return. A few still have me hopeful that answers will be discovered.
How do you know if your headaches are caused by the Headache Pattern? Below is a list to help connect the dots:
- The pain tends to be one-sided or may alternate sides.
- Changing head and neck positions may either increase or decrease the pain.
- The temple area may be sore when touched.
- A tight and/or painful area exists at the junction of the neck and skull.
- The neck may exhibit stiffness or tenderness when touched.
- Headaches worsen after looking down at a computer, book, etc.
- Symptoms range from mild to severe.
Millions suffer from headaches each year in the U.S. alone. Quality of life goes off course. Work productivity capsizes. Hope mysteriously vanishes. If a Headache Pattern exists, the correction may be the guiding light... rescuing you from a sea of pain. Perhaps Christopher Columbus shouldn't have been alarmed by his visions. Maybe he just had a bad headache!