There are plenty of causes for pain in the right side of the head. However, if you want to visit a chiropractor, they can successfully solve this condition. This type of headache is called the right-sided upper cervical headache or more professionally right-sided unrelenting headache. This condition can be very painful and can even stop you from doing regular activities. Pain can spread into your whole face and eyes. If you visit the chiropractor they will examine you by palpation while you are laying face up.
Usually in cases of severe headache in the right side, your left side will show less ability to rotate from left to right while the right side will rotate almost normally from right to left. The right side tends to be more fixated from front side of the head to the back. The jamming of the bones in the neck and back and the inflammation of them on the right side are often the main causes of headaches. Besides the pain in head and eyes your right shoulder can also start hurting. Your chiropractor needs to adjust the so called C-1. Your chiropractor can help you by putting the index finger or third finger or both these fingers on the tissue and pulling it behind the arch of C-1. Then they can put the second finger on the left arch. They will apply flexion, rotation, and lateral bending on your tissue. The key of solving the problem with headaches is to find the maximum tension.
The chiropractor will at the same time pull the head in an equal and opposite direction. After the treatment the patient should be able to have easier motion from left back to front, and from right front to back. The second thing that your doctor needs to adjust is so called C-2/C-3. The pain can be relieved with the intervals of cold therapy too. Adjustments and cold therapy can relieve your headache very quickly. It takes about 15 minutes for your pain to diminish. Some people react very positively on the chiropractor’s treatment and can solve headaches after a single visit while some need more than one treatment. It your doctor touches C-2/C-3 they will show that joint is restricted on the right and left side.
A restriction is usually from back to front and from right to left. In most cases left adjustment of C1 will solve the headache. If not, C-2 on the right side will need to be adjusted as well. Your doctor will not rush to adjust the right side since it takes time to show the positive results of adjusting the left side.