Chiropractic for Headaches
Headaches are one of the most common presenting complaints at our Clinic.
There are many different types of headache including:
- Tension headaches
- Cervicogenic headaches
All types of headache have quite separate symptoms and causes. All however may respond well to the preventative care we offer through a variety of treatment options. If you’re unsure and would like to find out more, please read on or give our friendly reception team a call.
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.
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 type headaches, because they may share the same cervical element.
Tension headaches in particular can benefit from spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage and rehabilitation, as this can relax and stretch tense neck muscles and joints that are over-working, then strengthen other supportive muscles to prevent recurrence.
Migraines are a severely painful and recurrent headache 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 a migraine headache is so complicated and disabling, we have given them their own separate page on the website.
A multi-disciplinary approach to Headaches at Taunton Chiropractors
Managing and preventing headaches can be tricky.
We're lucky to have a number of clinicians and therapists working together to help treat your headaches.
Our Osteopath and massage therapists, as well as our Chiropractor are available to discuss your care, based not only on evidence based, effective treatment, but on your preferences.
Treatment options include;
Feel free to call and discuss your particular headaches on 01823 336 886, we're here to help.
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“I've been going to this chiropractor for a while now and have to say the level of care and consideration provided by Alex and all the team here are second to none. I have tried several chiropractors before and never had any real results. But here it has been a totally different experience. I can and do recommend them to anyone I can with back or neck pain.Just to add on if you are worried about going please don't be. Before going to my first chiropractor I had heard all the stories of people jumping on you and cracking every bone in the body and it's not like that. Yes there are techniques they use which will cause a cracking sound but it's not painful. You can feel relief and better movement within a few sessions.The team here also will not pressure you into doing anything your uncomfortable with. I have certainly felt they have tailored the care to me rather than just going through a set care plan.All I can say is if your in pain all the time like I was then what have you got to lose?”Nick Neck Pain and Headaches
“I have been pretty unlucky this past year thank god I meet Alex he been amazing and helped me through all my back, head and neck pain. Alex always ready to explain why I’m in pain and what needs to be done to repair it. He always giving me advice on how to improve my health. I’m always recommending this clinic to all my friends. He’s an excellent professional and person. Thanks for all your help.”Alex Back, Neck & Head Pain
“From the moment you step over the threshold at Taunton Chiropractors, you know that you are in safe hands and that you will be treated professionally and in a friendly manner. Alex really listens to you to understand what the problem is. He ensures that he tries to get to the root of your problem, but in a non-pushy manner. I come away from my treatment every time feeling so much better and able to function again. Thank you Alex. NB Taunton Chiropractors have been helping me in respect of my chronic and debilitating migraines.”Deborah Migraine Headache