Headaches can sometimes be caused by neck problems in disguise. This type of headache is called a cervicogenic headache. Evidence for the best way to treat this type of headache has been lacking – until now.
Chiropractic may help to relieve tightness in your neck muscles due to stress and tension in your neck, shoulders and back. Treatment may also be effective in the treatment of headaches that are the result of neck pain or improper movement. Migraine is a severe headache, accompanied by other symptoms.
affecting the bones in your neck (vertebrae) can cause headaches and be a contributory factor in migraine. We can identify stiffness in the joints of the neck and by treating them, improve their movement and relieve the muscle spasm and nerve irritation that may be causing the problem. We can also use Dry-Needling to help relieve muscular tension.
We can identify stiffness in the joints of the neck and by treating them, improve their movement and relieve the muscle spasm and nerve irritation that may be causing the problem. We can also use Dry-Needling to help relieve muscular tension.
Treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. We may also recommend ice, heat or massage treatment amongst other things. We also support the treatment with individual advice about the your lifestyle, work and exercise, in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem.
Causes of Headaches / Migraines
Improper movement, neck stiffness and muscle tightness can all cause a headache to occur.
Headaches are one of the most common problems people mention to a chiropractor, and most are unaware that we can help reduce, elevate or stop these from occurring.
They can also be a result of repetitive strain to your neck such as poor posture at work.
Articles of Headaches and migraines
- Conservative physical therapy management for the treatment of cervicogenic headache: A systematic review. Racicki S, Gerwin S, DiClaudio S et al. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy 2013; 21(2): 113-24
- Manual therapies for migraine: A systematic review. Chaibi A, Tuchin PJ & Russell MB. Journal of Headache & Pain 2011; 12: 127-133.
- Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. Gert Bronfort et al Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010, 18:3