Headaches & Migraines

Headaches and Migraines affect a lot of people and can be very debilitating.  Because headaches are so common, most people think that getting a headache is a normal part of life.  This is simply not true.  Headaches are a sign that something is wrong.  Aspirin and medication may take the pain away from tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches, but they do not correct the underlying cause.  They can also lead to unwanted side effects

Chiropractic gets to the cause of the problem.  If the bones in the neck are not supporting your head properly, this can affect the nerves, muscles and blood supply to your head.  Most often in headaches, the veins and arteries inside the brain and skull are inflamed, compressed or stretched, which causes pain to be experienced around the head.

Chiropractic care works directly on the site of pain to restore the normal functioning of the spine.  Chiropractors look for areas of muscles tension or weakness in the neck and head as sites of headache causes.  This may include tight muscles in the base of the neck, at the base of the skull, or in the jaw.  Using simple massage and adjustments, Chiropractic can provide headache relief for good, without expensive or dangerous techniques.

Chiropractic for headaches works by releasing the areas of tension around the head and neck, and re-training the spine to prevent further headaches.  Removing the causes of spinal stress addresses both the muscle and nerve tension and the resulting headaches.  Advice on posture, ergonomics and sleeping positions may be beneficial to headache sufferers

Chiropractic is a simple, non-intrusive, and most importantly a long-lasting form of headache relief that benefits all members of the family.

If you suffer from headaches or migraines, call us for an evaluation appointment to see what chiropractic can do for you.