Headaches & Migraines Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractors work to get to the root cause of the headaches or migraines, rather than simply treating the pain itself. A chiropractor can reduce your chance of suffering, decrease the severity and the frequency and, in most cases, reduce entirely the need to rely on painkillers.
How a chiropractor can help with headaches and migraines
A chiropractor looks at the musculoskeletal elements of your body to find out whether anything is tight or trapped as this is a common cause of headaches. Following that, your chiropractor will assess you from a neurological perspective and then they will look at your hormonal and metabolic systems.
Most commonly, treatment will involve chiropractic adjustments to the neck and upper back, muscular techniques such as dry needling, eye movement exercises or lifestyle recommendations to treat people suffering from headaches and migraines.
A headache is often pushed aside or ignored as a fact of life; simply taking a pain killing tablet like paracetamol or ibuprofen will often dull the pain so we can get on with life.
Most headaches are either caused by, or exacerbated by, stress, poor posture, squinting, tiredness, poor eye movement control, missing meals or a lack of physical activity and an incredible 10% are actually caused by the painkillers we take to avoid them.