Headaches
 
How can Chiropractic care help with headaches? 
This is a very common question many patients ask, and many are surprised when told yes.
The first step at Proactive is to determine what is causing your headaches.

A common cause of headaches can be dysfunction of the upper cervical spine (neck). The nerves from the upper neck communicate with the nerves in the head, and so any irritation or dysfunction of these joints can potentially contribute to headaches.  We look for areas of muscle tension or weakness in the neck and head. This may include tight muscles in the base of the neck, at the base of the skull, or in the jaw.

Chiropractic for headaches works by releasing the areas of tension around the head and neck. Removing the causes of spinal stress addresses both the muscle and nerve tension and the resulting headaches. Using simple massage and adjustments, Chiropractic can provide headache relief.

If the neck is found to be contributing to the headaches, the aim of treatment would be to improve function and stability of the neck and correcting any muscle imbalances. We always assess whether there is a sinister cause of your headaches and exclude it before we continue with any chiropractic care. 

Effective treatment options include;

  • Spinal manipulation

  • Muscle release techniques

  • Impulse Adjusting and Activator Methods

  • Terminal Point Table (Drop Table) 

  • Dry needling

  • Corrective spinal and postural exercises.

We also assess patients for other potential triggers of their headaches which can include diet and nutrition, stress levels, sleep posture, water consumption, Jaw (TMJ) problems and sinus issues. Correcting as many of the potential triggers generally gives patients great results within weeks and long term relief from their symptoms. 

 

Impulse Adjusting

Activator Methods

Terminal Point Table (Drop Table) 

If you suffer from recurrent headaches, call the clinic and make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

(All of our chiropractors are experienced in treating headaches) 

(02) 4648 0022 or book online. 

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