Headaches and Migraine

Headaches and migraines can be such a debilitating part of life. The constant throb and pain, it’s hard to concentrate and hard to get all there is out of life.

It is easy to slip into the habit of popping a few pills and carrying on. Hopefully! However in a lot of cases all it will do is mask the symptoms, and eventually the pills may not work as well as they used to.

There are a number of causes of head pain. Today’s society is increasingly stressful, long work hours and poor posture at a desk for example can lead to mechanical overload through the neck and shoulders. The end result is typically neck pain and stiffness and headaches. For some people clenching or grinding their teeth are also becoming a more frequent trigger for head pain. Other triggers for headaches may be food-based, environmental or hormonal. As there may be a complex range of symptoms and triggers for headache, a comprehensive history and thorough examination is needed to ascertain if chiropractic may help. Obviously there can be some cases that can present as headache that are rare and need to be referred for further opinion and management.

The natural chiropractic approach may involve advice on nutrition and exercise, postural training, and gentle chiropractic spinal adjustments to aid recovery. We will advise you of what is appropriate in your situation.