Headaches + Migraine

Many people suffer from headaches, however some people suffer far more than they should and are unaware that chiropractic treatment could help treat, or prevent the cause.

Chiropractors provide manual treatment methods to help relieve tight neck muscles due to stress and tension in your neck, shoulders and back. Headaches resulting from trauma or imbalanced musculature are also known to respond well to headache treatment performed by a Chiropractor.

Chiropractors treat the following headaches:-

  1. Migraine
  2. Cervicogenic headaches

 

Migraine

Problems affecting the bones in your neck (vertebrae) can cause headaches and can be a contributing factor in migraine. Research currently suggests 10% of the adult population suffer from migraines and 5% of children under the age of 11 years.

Migraine is a severe headache which may be accompanied by some of these additional symptoms:-

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dislike of bright lights
  • Dislike of loud sound
  • Alterations in appetite
  • Alterations in mood and libido.

Migraines symptoms can present as early as childhood, however most commonly occur in women at approximately 30 years of age. A vascular link has been drawn due to the tendency of them to occur in association with menstruation, early pregnancy, menopause and use of the contraceptive pill. For more information on Migraine CLICK HERE.

 

Headache treatment - KH Chiropractic

Treating Headaches & preventing Migraine – KH Chiropractic Aldgate, Liverpool Street + Earlsfield

Cervicogenic headaches

These headaches are commonly treated by chiropractors. Cervicogenic headaches originate from dysfunctional joints in the neck and imbalanced muscles in the head, neck and shoulders. Cervicogenic headaches usually present as chronic, one sided headaches in which pain originates in the cervical spine (neck) and refers into the head. They are usually felt in the back of the head referring over the sides of the skull and behind the eye (usually just one eye).

These headaches usually coincide with reduced neck movement and one sided shoulder and/or arm pain.

Typical migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, photophobia (dislike of bright light), and phonophobia (dislike of loud sounds) also occur in cervicogenic headache patients. Cervicogenic headaches often respond well to chiropractic headache treatment.

 

How can KH Chiropractic help?

We identify and treat specific areas of stiffness in the joints of the neck and associated muscles. This headache treatment improves movement, relieving muscle spasm and nerve irritation that may be contributing to the problem.

Chiropractic treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. Your chiropractor may also recommend ice, heat or provide advice about your lifestyle, diet, work and exercise, in order to help manage your condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem.

To book a headache treatment at KH Chiropractic Liverpool Street / Aldgate or Earlsfield call 0203 633 0565 or email karen@khchiropractic.com.