Is a Headache in the Back of the Head, A Cause for Concern?

Is A Headache In The Back Of The Head A Cause For Concern? The answer is Yes. It indicative of distressed, dysfunctional organs that may be contributing to or causing your health condition.

A headache in the back of the head is fairly common. Most of the time we experience headaches in the area of the forehead, the top front half of the upper scalp, or around one or both of the eyes. When a headache in the back of the head does occur, it seems ordinary, and can be a daily occurrence.

However, these chronic reoccurring headaches may be a sign of organ distress. How do we go from headache to visceral dysfunction? Allow me to use this example. Maybe at some point in your life, you may have imbibed in a little too much alcohol, which resulted in a wall banger headache in the forehead and behind the eyes. We know alcohol puts the liver in distress. We make the connection of alcohol, liver, headache, and eyes. An event is easily linked to the headache.

That explains the eyes. But, what about the pain and tension at the back of the head? Without an identifiable event, it is just easier to give name like muscle tension headache, or the all time favorite, the migraine. Your food sensitivities, digestive issues or any other health condition involving a distressed organ is seen as separate issues from your headache. Which brings into question, if the distressed liver can cause a headache. Why can’t other organs refer pain to the head? The answer is they can. We are never taught the association. Because all health care views pain through their specialties perspective, there are never any objective indicators to identify specific links between the organs and the headaches. Until now! Let us start with a brief history and bring it to the present.

DeJarnette Occipital FiberIn the mid – 1920’s, Dr. De Jarnette noticed when examining the back of patient’s heads, that he would consistently find painful fibers on both sides. By 1930, he came to realize that no mention of occipital fibers was made in any written work. For the most part, even today, the only mention of Occipital Fibers occurs in association with Sacro Occipital Technic. And then only on sites designed for Doctors. There is essentially no information for the people who need it the most.

By the end of the 1930’s, the Doctor had mapped out the connection between the Occipital Fibers and the spinal vertebrae. In turn there is a corresponding organ associated with each of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae.

NEI pathologyWhen an organ is distressed, The Neuro-Endo-Immune System, which is the operating system, which controls the organs, alters the blood flow to the muscles controlling the movement of the spinal vertebrae. Examples of conditions that distress organs are insulin resistance, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, food sensitivities, gut inflammation, constipation, etc. When the body looses control of the vertebral movement and the organs are distressed, an Occipital Fiber reacts to defend your body against this insult.

To describe how Occipital fibers respond to organ distress let us use the example of grapes growing on a vine. They start small, growing to the fullest ripeness. Then begin collapsing followed by shrinking and shriveling where they become a raisin.

Occipital Fiber Grape

The only difference being, the Occipital fiber should return to the bud stage during optimal health. In cases where health is not restored, the Occipital fiber just as the grape does continues to grow and ripen. All the while, being a source of pain and irritation on the back of your head with the distressed organ never being considered as a factor in your headaches.

The Occipital Fibers become increasingly larger and swollen like a juicy grape during the acute phase of the organ distress. They are painful to touch. If the distress is not reversed, the Occipital Fiber will become over-ripe and start to soften as the body just like the grape vine that has become fatigued and no longer able to support grape. The Occipital fiber will start to collapse and shrink to the size of the original fiber. Often in these cases, the body attempt to compensate for the distressed organ as another organ attempts to pick up the slack for the distressed organ that is not doing its job. This is often where Medical intervention gets involved. In severely chronic conditions, the Occipital Fibers can turn to bone and be a constant source of irritation and headaches.

During the initial stages of organ distress, the fibers are small and painful to touch. They create a constant pull in the neck muscles. A distressed organ doesn’t take a day off or may get aggravated by something you have eaten or after a stressful day. The longer the organ is distressed the bigger and angrier these fibers can get. That is until it gets sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Headache migrate.001These fibers are dynamic and constantly changing. This may account for your shifting headache. Let’s say you eat something that the immune mediators react to. The food will travel down your digestive tract. Stomach, small intestine and colon. The Occipital fibers with shift areas and the referred pain from the distressed organ will shift as the food travels down the digestive tract. Your Menstrual cycle may be about to start. The Occipital fibers respond and react as your body prepares. Again, the Occipital Fiber location and referred pain will react according to daily event in your life.

When the body no longer has the energy and vitality to defend your health. The Occipital Fibers get tired of constantly having to respond to your body’s needs. Now, they start collapsing and getting spongy. They need help. They need stimulation. They feel better when rubbed or pressure is put on them. This stimulates the organ to work better. Symptomatically, you may temporarily feel better. But what you need is Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique and lab testing to determine the best nutritional supplement support to rehabilitate and restore organ function. When the organ is happy and healthy, the headaches will not occur.

Many patients have benefited from this approach. Even those with years of experience taking Imitrex or over the counter medications. You know sometimes if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything get treated as a nail. Maybe it is time for a fresh perspective.

In answer to the original question, are headaches in the back of the head a cause for concern. The answer is Yes, as they are associated with distressed organs. These so-called muscle tension headaches are often the first signs of dysfunction in your body. You should also be aware that for some healthcare professionals know only one word to describe headaches and that is migraines. Their only treatment is to suppress the symptoms allowing the organ dysfunction to continue. Those with true migraines have a leaky blood brain barrier, which is caused by the inflammation associated with organ dysfunction.

By prioritizing a treatment plan using Occipital Fiber analysis and lab testing, the window of treatment opportunity can be accessed to work in synergy with your body. Instead of using cleanses, detoxes and elimination/provocation treatments, the distressed organ can be targeted and supported to restore and rehabilitate the organ. This approach works with you as a unique individual with your own unique physiology. Rather than the one size fits all cleanses and detoxing, which just happen to require properly functioning organs to be beneficial.