Medication, pain relievers and muscle relaxants may provide temporary relief but it will not correct the cause of the headache. Chiropractic care can help treat numerous health issues and offer many health benefits, but many patients have a narrow view of chiropractic. By reducing how you perceive the stress in your life, you can reduce the frequency and severity of tension headaches. The most common cause of recurrent headache is the cervicogenic headache. Evidence for the use of spinal manipulation as an isolated intervention for patients with tension-type headache remains equivocal. Find out how many Canadians are finding a more permanent solution for their headache pain naturally.
We will then develop an individualized treatment plan that aims to restore your neck and spinal alignment, reduce your tension, and ultimately keep headaches at bay. Migraine headaches usually present as unilateral, pulsating pain of moderate or severe intensity. It’s true that chiropractors have been saying this for years. Unfortunately, many (medical) doctors tend to have a jaundiced view of chiropractors, but they were right about headaches. What these people do not realize is that the pain causing the headache may be coming from some other region in the body and will continue unless treated. Improper joint motion, advanced muscle tightness in the neck and exacerbation by afore-mentioned trigger factor leads to irritation of pain-sensitive nerve fibers manifesting in headache pain. Chiropractic can do much more than relieve back and neck pain and provides a safe, effective way to treat headaches. If you are experiencing neck and back pain, your first step should be to schedule a visit to come see me at my chiropractic office.