HEADACHE / MIGRAINE
Are you experiencing regular headaches and unsure why?
3 Common Types of Headaches
- Cervicogenic Headaches – These headaches are quite common and arise due to tissue injury or damage within the neck (cervical spine). Often pain is present in the base of the skull, and can run down the neck into the shoulders or in between the shoulder blades. The headache may feel
- Tension Headaches – Tension type headaches are the most common primary type headache. Common symptoms include a dull achy head, or a pressure around the head. These headaches can be caused by a range of different factors, including stress, poor spinal alignment and poor posture.
- Migraine Headaches – Migraines are one of the most intense headaches one can endure. These headaches often are caused by certain triggers. Visual changes (aura), light sensitivity and sometimes nausea can be associated with migraines.
Can Chiropractic Care Help?
By performing a thorough examination, we will be able to determine the type of headache you are experiencing, and create a treatment plan just for you. Evidence shows that chiropractic spinal adjustments, trigger point release therapy and rehabilitation exercises can help patients relieve headaches and function better.
1. Garcia, J.D., Arnold, S., Tetley, K., Voight, K. and Frank, R.A. (2016). Mobilization and Manipulation of the Cervical Spine in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache: Any Scientific Evidence? Frontiers in Neurology, [online] 7. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4800981/.