Characterized by recurrent headache, are among the most common disorders of the nervous system. Common types of headaches include cervicogenic, tension, migraine, cluster, trauma induced, and medicine induced (overuse of analgesics).
Whether you have frequent or infrequent headaches, chiropractic can help.
Your chiropractor will first take a proper history and determine which type of headache you have and determine a treatment program that can help. Most headaches have a muscular or a neurological component. Chiropractic is effective at reducing the frequency, duration and intensity of headaches by properly aligning your spine and correcting dysfunctional joints. This will reduce muscle tension and allow for better neurological responses.
Migraines, in particular, have a cervicogenic component. A dysfunctional joint in the upper vertebrae of the spine tends to be one of the triggers for such headaches. If you suffer from migraines, you may have noticed that the medicine you take will help with part of the migraine but not all. This is due to the cervicogenic component, which medicine does not help. The reason for this is that you most likely have two types of headaches, migraine and cervicogenic.