Headaches / Migraines

Headaches are very common and are found to affect 90% of adults at some time in their life. Migraines can be one of the most debilitating conditions, leading to significant disability and time off work. Headaches can be short-term or long-lasting.

Many people have come to accept headaches as a normal part of a busy and stressful life, and common treatments often do not correct the underlying reason for the pain, resulting in its regular recurrence.

Headaches or migraines may be caused by tightness of the muscles or restriction in the joints of the spine. They may be triggered by illness or lifestyle factors, such as stress levels, certain foods and drinks, changes in sleeping patterns, poor posture, and more. The majority of headaches have a cervicogenic aspect, relating to neck joints, muscles, and nerves.

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Research has indicated that those who receive chiropractic care for headaches and migraines tend to have outcomes that range from good to excellent. Adjustments appeared to be more effective than some types of mobilization and ice, and equivalent to amitriptyline but with greater durability of an effect than this medication.

Chiropractic aims to help with headaches and migraines by:

● Correcting posture
● Realigning the joints of the neck and spine
● Improving range of movement and releasing tension