Mr Massey, our chiropractor, has cured many patients who have had headaches for years at his clinics in Chester and North Wales. There is good evidence that chiropractic adjustment can help with tension and cervicogenic headaches and migraines.
Chiropractic treatment for headaches
Have you got used to managing headaches through diet, rest and painkillers, and do you feel that there is no solution and you “just have to put up with them”? If you feel pain or stiffness in the neck before, during or after your headache you may find that the cause is dysfunction in the joints of your neck. Nerves travel from the neck up to the head and chronic stiffness in the neck can lead to headaches. Migraine headaches are known to be caused by multiple factors. Releasing tension in the neck with chiropractic adjustment may be enough to break the cycle that causes migraines. A simple examination with tell if you are suffering from restricted neck joints and if you are you will usually notice the benefits after a few treatments.
Once the joints in your neck have been freed up Mr Massey may use craniosacral therapy which is a gentle yet powerful technique to release deeper tensions in the head. Not only is this an effective tool in helping to free you from headaches, it is also very relaxing. Craniosacral therapy, combined with relaxation techniques that Mr Massey may teach you, will help you to cope better with stress in daily life, and as stress is a major factor in headaches, this is another way that he can help you remain free of headaches.
Many people continue to receive treatment long after their headaches have gone because they value the freedom of movement that chiropractic treatment brings, and they also value the calmness that craniosacral therapy instils in their daily life.