Headaches are a very common complaint amongst the general population. 57% of men and 76% of women report at least one significant headache per month. Although headaches are common, this doesn’t imply it’s normal. And while drugs conveniently help pain relief, they do not correct the possible underlying cause of the headache.
THE UPPER PART OF THE NECK
In many cases, headaches originate from the upper three cervical vertebrae and the surrounding muscles. They are often accompanied by neck, shoulder and/or arm pain. Lack of motion in these vertebrae causes the joints to be irritated, the muscles to spasm and blood supply to decrease. Restoring the motion in the spinal joints will lead to a decrease in the severity and frequency of your headaches.
During your first visit, we will conduct a thorough examination of you head and neck to find out a problem with your neck is the cause of your headache. If it is, it’s very likely that you’ll benefit from Chiropractic care.