Headaches & migraine
Although headaches are common and most of us suffer them from time to time, you may be one of those unfortunate people who experience really disabling head pain. If so, you may wish to consider a different approach and chiropractic management has been shown to reduce many of the causes of headache.
Chiropractic can be effective in reducing neck muscle tightness arising from stress and tension in your neck, shoulders and back. Headaches that arise from an injury or repetitive strains to your neck may also respond. Migraine is a severe headache that may be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and other forms of visual disturbance. Problems affecting the vertebral bones of your neck will often cause headaches and can become a contributory factor in the development of a migraine.
Our Healthcare 2000 chiropractors will identify stiffness in the neck joints and, by restoring movement with treatment, they will reduce the muscle tension and nerve irritation that may be causing or contributing to the problem.
Treatment consists of specific chiropractic manipulation, which we call “adjustments”, to free up your stiffened joints and to reduce any irritation on your spinal nerves. We will often recommend ice, heat or massage amongst other things and support your treatment with individual advice relating to your personal lifestyle, work and exercise, thereby helping you to limit some of the factors that risk bringing on a recurrence.