Almost everyone suffers from a headache at some point. They are extremely common and can be attributed to any number of factors. In fact, 57% of men and 76% of women report at least one significant headache every month.
However, it’s important to remember that just because headaches are common, this doesn’t mean that they should simply be accepted – particularly if they occur regularly or become chronic. The pain of a headache tells you that something isn’t normal within your body and that action is required.
Migraines are a more intense form of headache that can often be accompanied by symptoms of nausea and fatigue. While painkilling drugs can relieve symptoms temporarily, they do not tackle any underlying causes of your headaches. That’s where you should consider help from a chiropractor.
Headaches and migraines are some of the most common complaints we hear about at the chiropractic clinic in Fornham, so we think you deserve to know a little more about them. We believe that chiropractic care is a collaborative process, and that you should have a say in the way your treatment plan pans out.
To help you better understand what might be at the root of your problem we’ve put together this handy information guide to headaches and migraines. In this ebook you will also learn more about the kinds of treatment to expect when you visit a chiropractor in Fornham.
Headaches don’t necessarily originate in the head. Often, the cause of the pain can be found in the upper part of the neck. More specifically, in many cases headaches originate from the upper three cervical vertebrae and the surrounding muscles. When this area experiences a lack of motion, the joints can become tense, tight and irritated — often leading to muscle spasms and a decrease in blood supply. It’s this which causes headaches.
These headaches and migraines are often accompanied by neck and shoulder pain, and even sometimes arm pain. The best way to combat these headaches is to restore motion in the spinal joints to decrease severity and frequency.
To ensure that our diagnoses are accurate, we utilise the latest Myovision scanning system.