Can Chiropractic help to reduce headaches?
Since I have had many people come to see me complaining of headaches recently, I thought I would repost this headache article (with some additional information).
Headaches are very common, and can often have a significant impact on your day and even life. Fortunately you don’t need to put up with them, Chiropractic may be able to help you.
Headaches, including tension headaches, migraines and sinus headaches, are commonly associated with poor posture, stress and incorrect biomechanics in the pelvis, spine or skull. Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw can also result in headaches.
Chiropractic can be helpful in reducing and alleviating headaches without the use of drugs. Gentle Chiropractic techniques on the joints and muscles improve the biomechanics of the body. By normalising the biomechanics of the pelvis, spine and skull, the muscular and skeletal system can function as it is designed to and as such function in a very balanced efficient and ergonomic manner. This has the effect of reducing any muscle tension and strain, and improving the blood supply to the head and neck.
Cranials are a separate technique to help release tension in the skull and improve jaw alignment. This reduces the symptoms such as pain and muscle spasm in the head, neck and jaw, that occur due to grinding and clenching.
If you have any of the following symptoms associated with a headache, you should see you GP:
- A sudden, new and severe headache.
- Weakness, dizziness, sudden loss of balance or falling, numbness or tingling, or can’t move your body.
- Trouble with speech, confusion, seizures, personality changes, or inappropriate behavior.
- Fever, shortness of breath, a stiff neck, or rash.
- Headache pain that wakes you up at night.
- Severe nausea and vomiting.
- Headaches that happen after a head injury or accident.
If you are unsure whether Chiropractic might be useful, make use of our Free Discovery Session, where you can have a chat with Martina about your health concerns and work out together the best course of action.