Headaches and Migraines
Depending on the cause,
Headache Treatment may include:
massage to areas of the neck, jaw, upper back and shoulder
mobilisation or manipulation of the spinal joints that may be causing pain
postural assessment and correction
advice to recognise triggers of headaches in order to avoid them
provide strategies to cope with stress
In many cases, results can be seen in a short period of time and long term relief is quite common.
*Numerous research studies have shown that Chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating tension headaches, especially headaches that originate in the neck.
Tension type headaches are the most common that require headache treatment. It affects about of 75% of all headache sufferers. They present as a constant dull, achy feeling either on one side or both sides of the head. These are often described as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes.
Tension headaches usually begin slowly and gradually and can last for minutes or days, and tend to begin in the middle or toward the end of the day.
They are often the result of stress or poor posture.
They are normally due to mechanical issues in the upper back and neck. Those with desk jobs will tend to suffer from this type of headache.