Different Types of Headaches

Hi, this is Dr. Nemechek of The
Nemechek Protocol™, I want to talk to you about headaches – kind of my simple way I look
at things. You know there’s kind of three main sources for headaches that people
have. One are the headaches that really emanate from the front of your face.
These are often easily kind of correlate with your sinuses or dental problems,
things of that nature. The other headache type can be actually from orthopedic
issues in the neck, and so if you have really a severely, damaged vertebrae or a
herniated disc, you can get some projection up in there. But those two are
very minor compared to the primary cause of most headaches, and what we’re
understanding is those headaches are due to the inability to generate blood
pressure up to the top of your head. Okay, I’ve talked about this with,
in context like brain fog, or ADD, lightheadedness. You know when we stand
upright one of the biggest challenges that your nervous system has is to drive
blood pressure up to the tip of your head. And so like people who are
lightheaded when they, when they stand upright if their autonomics don’t work
right, their pressure drops and they feel this kind of “whoa!” lightheadedness alright.
Now some people don’t have it so intensely, but what they’ll just have
is this low-ish blood pressure up there. Now, if you watch my video on coat hanger
pain, you’ll understand that the, you can have lack of oxygen into the neck
muscles, and it can make the muscles just tight, okay, or it can make them hurt, right? If somebody has a narrowed artery to
their heart, they get what we call heart pain or angina, from lack of oxygen
reaching, you know the muscle not getting enough oxygen. Well, the same thing can happen
in the neck, and it’s called coat hanger pain. Well, the very same thing can happen
to your scalp muscles. All along the sides, it can be the back, it can be projecting up, it can be one side, it can be the other side – the
pain can be excruciating. You can actually get some pain in the jaw
muscles, a tightness, sometimes people are misdiagnosed, or maybe it’s the cause of
TMJ. But very, very commonly the pain in the scalp and head is from autonomic
dysfunction where you can’t generate enough blood pressure. Now, what kind of
other things would you notice if this were the case? Well, a lot of people if
they go lay down flat, they get some relief. They got a really bad headache “I
just got to go lay down for a while!” and it seems to get better, maybe not
completely, but it improves. That’s cause you got rid of gravity, okay, and
you’re laying flat, it’s easier to get muscle – ah oxygen – into the muscles in the
top of your head. Or some people will tell me “You know,
as long as I’m active I don’t get a headache.” You know, well because when
the bloods not getting to the top of your head, it pools in your leg muscles,
and when you move your leg muscles it generates pressure to your head – so you
get better oxygen. Or some people will notice when you wake up, they have no
headache, okay, but after they get up out of bed (maybe within 15-30-45 minutes)
they start noticing their headache coming on. It gets worse because they’re starting to lose
the battle already against gravity and their pressures dropping, okay. And then
other people, they, it’s not so bad in the morning, as they go through the whole day
though they’re losing this battle, over time, they’re at work, they’re getting tired, they may get thirsty for something salt or sweet, because that’ll boost blood
pressure to their head. They start getting a headache. Or they get the headache if they don’t drink something salty or sweet you know
to boost blood pressure to your head. And so, yeah so very commonly it’s autonomic
dysfunction causing your chronic headaches, as long as you don’t have
severe orthopedic problems in the neck, and you aren’t having obvious sinus
problems, for instance. Now the, one of the things with sinus headaches is
– little clue – is they’ll often wake you up when you’re flat,
and they can often get better when you’re upright because the sinuses will
drain after a while and open up. So that’s a little clue that it’s kind of the
opposite from the low blood pressure problem, okay. So to make this better you’ve
got to balance your gut with inulin and Rifaximin if you’re an adult, you
need high doses of DHA, you need plenty of that genuine California olive oil to get
your nervous system working again. That’s all for today; this is Dr. Patrick Nemechek of Nemechek Autonomic Medicine, Buckeye, Arizona. Have a great one.

2 thoughts on “Different Types of Headaches

  1. Yup. Coat hanger pain, headache and pots… Blech. I now use the California evoo and organic coconut oil and eat wild Alaska salmon 2x a week. Plus I take calcium citrate w D3, and I eat liver, ginger, sweet potatoes, asparagus, Brussels, eggs and all kinds of good healthy things. Slowly improving but it takes awhile to get autoimmunity against, adrenergic angiotensin and muscarinic receptors turned around.. Must also use meditation and really focus on stress levels too.. Thank you for the upload Dr N

  2. This was excellent info. You explained so much for me regarding the headaches I've been getting for last few year. Learning so much recently about autonomic dysfunction and adrenal fatigue that create many problems in the body.

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