Nearly all of us will suffer from occasional headaches, some more than others.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined the structures responsible for headaches they include:
- The Neck
- The Scalp Muscles
- The Brain Covering Sheath
Did you know… Chiropractic treatment can be used to treat chronic headaches and according to a study carried out in North America, Europe and Australia approximately 10% of all chiropractic patients attend for the treatment of headaches.
Headaches can be caused by….
- Dysfunction of the joints in the neck
- Physical Trauma
- Emotional Stress
- Nutritional imbalance
- Visual Strain
However sometimes in rare cases, headaches and migraines, can be a sign of more serious problems so if you suffer from recurrent or chronic headaches it is often good to seek professional advice.
1/ The first of which is tension headaches, these are caused by cramps or spasm in the muscles surrounding the skull.
2/ The second are neck (cervicogenic) headaches which are caused by problems of the joints and muscles in the neck referring the pain into the head.
How does chiropractic treatment help Headaches? Chiropractors use a variety of specific manipulation or adjustment techniques in order to stretch, relax, mobilise the neck joints, strengthen the neck muscles and remove any spinal irritation or tension.