Headaches and migraines can range from irritating to debilitating. Headaches are tough to properly diagnose and treat, which results in lack of care and continued pain. Medication rarely resolves the problem, instead it temporarily masks the pain until the next episode occurs. Recent studies have shown a tremendous amount of support for spinal manipulation in the cervical spine as a primary treatment tool for certain types of headaches.
Nearly 80% of headaches are Cervicogenic in nature (this means they are coming from the neck). When the vertebrae in the neck become misaligned from accidents or repetitive stress, they begin to place a lot of pressure on the muscles in and around the spine. These muscles become fatigued and with continued abuse, neck stiffness begins to refer pain into the head as a headache.
Our chiropractors take a very specific approach to classify headache patients in order to determine if chiropractic care can help with your headaches/migraines. Simply put, a spinal adjustment may be the key to a headache-free life!