Chiropractic can provide a safe, long-term solution to headaches! It has been proven safe, with far less possible side effects when compared with aspirin and other common painkillers. Nearly everyone suffers with occasional headache. For about 20% of the population, these headaches are chronic or recurrent. The most common causes of headache are dysfunction of the joints in the neck, physical trauma, emotional stress, nutritional imbalance, dehydration and visual strain.
Unlike pain killing drugs, we treat the cause of the pain not just the pain itself. We will carry out a full examination (including x-rays if necessary) and ask you detailed questions about your medical history and lifestyle, to discover the cause of your headaches.
Once the diagnosis has been made, we will use a variety of specific manipulation or adjustment techniques in order to mobilize (free) the neck joints, stretch, relax and strengthen the neck muscles and remove spinal nerve irritation.
Some patients enjoy almost immediate relief, others notice a gradual easing of their symptoms over a period of several weeks depending on the nature of the problem.