Tension headaches in particular may prompt visits to the chiropractor as these can occur from contracted and tense muscles in the neck and back. Anytime the spinal nerves are irritated or compromised in some way, headaches can occur due to nerve or tissue pressure. Problems with the spine, including the neck and back areas are often missed and don't receive examination. They can cause quite painful headaches and head pain may become chronic.
Headache pain may then be covered up for years through the use of over-the-counter medications. These medications treat the symptoms rather than the cause and also can result in medication overuse and rebound headaches. Therefore, seeing a chiropractor for diagnosis and treatment can be helpful.
Headaches are one of the most common presenting complaints to a Chiropractic Clinic. Migraines, Tension headaches and Cervicogenic headaches all have quite seperate symptoms and causes, all respond well to Chiropractic treatment. Call us on 01823 336 886
A cervicogenic headache is caused by the cervical spine (the neck) and can occur from an lack of mobility in the upper cervical area. Chiropractic care is thought to be very helpful for this type of headache because it can correct the source directly.
It is also suggested as a helpful treatment for other types of headaches such as common tension ones, because they may share the same cervical element.
Tension headaches in particular can possibly benefit from spinal manipulation, as this can relax and stretch tense neck muscles and joints.
Migraines are severely painful, recurrent headaches that are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such as visual disturbances (aura) or nausea. There are two types of migraine – migraine with aura (formerly called common migraines) and migraine without aura (formerly called classic migraines).Although there is no cure for migraines, you can manage the condition by reducing the frequency of attacks and lessening pain once an attack starts.
Because migraine headaches are so complicated and disabling we have given them their own seperate page on the website.
NAME; CAROL. AGE; 55. OCCUPATION; SUPPORT WORKER
'In February 2009 I received my 3rd whiplash following a road traffic accident. The headaches and pain in my neck were unbelievably distressing. On previous injuries I went for physio treatment which was fine but I never really recovered properly.
A friend recommended I tried Chiropractic and recommended Alex Bowling. I had nothing to loose. So I went to see Alex and it wasn’t long before my symptoms and pain disappeared.
In fact it was remarkable as he found other little problems within my back that needed putting right. Amazing: no other word to describe it. Just wished I had done this sooner.'
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