There are many types of headaches/migraines therefore it is important to know what type you are dealing with; tension headaches, migraines without aura, migraines with aura, cluster headache, dehydration headaches, cervicogenic headache and sinus headaches are all common.
All headaches can be very debilitating and limit your daily activities.
WHAT CAUSES HEADACHES/MIGRAINES?
The wide variety of headaches have many different causes. For example:
- Poor posture (head forward of shoulders)
- Dysfunction in the cervical spine
- Sinus issue
- Jaw dysfunction
- Underlying pathology
The first step with dealing with headaches is to determine which type of headache you are suffering with. It is important to rule out other diseases or conditions first. This is why we take the time with you to perform a through clinical history and comprehensive physical examination.
The most common types of headache we see in our practice are tension headaches, migraine and cervicogenic headache.
These type of headaches all have links to musculoskeletal imbalances, which presents most obviously as poor posture. Particularly, rounded shoulders and forward head posture.
This postural imbalance can place added stress on the cervical spine (neck) which in turn puts the muscles, ligaments and nerves under stress. When the nerves of the neck are under stress it can create pain through the entire head. This is where headaches and migraines can arise.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC HELP?
At Proactive Health Chiropractic we take a holistic approach to helping you. Assessing your entire body, rather than just looking at your neck and headache in isolation.
In conjunction with our chiropractic adjustments we also provide you with ergonomic, nutritional and exercise advice to help prevent the problem from returning in the future.
We are committed to helping people of all ages and body types experience a life free from pain and dysfunction.
Our method of adjusting focuses on assessing and improving your posture. Your posture is your spinal alignment, or, how well your spinal bones balance.
By ensuring your spine has great alignment it helps to remove the musculoskeletal imbalances often responsible for causing pain and dysfunction.
OUR CHIROPRACTIC METHOD:
Our chiropractic method, Advanced Bio-Structural Correction (ABC) focus is on improving spinal alignment and posture. ABC is suitable for people of all ages.
To read more about ABC, click here.