Headaches & Migraines

Often (but not always) headaches are related to inflammation of the muscles and joints of the mid to upper neck. The causes can be post-traumatic/fall, whiplash, stress-related or poor neck positioning at work or whilst using electronic devices.

 

It is important to distinguish other possible causes of headaches/migraines such as vascular, blood pressure, head trauma or infection. Once we’re happy it's neck-related our treatments can effectively address the problem.

Migraine is a common condition we treat where there is a circulatory component to the headache as well as a neck component. Once we have completed the appropriate examination and are confident there is a neck issue, we can proceed with treatment to improve neck function and reduce joint and muscle inflammation.

 

Results vary from 100% improvement to a reduction in the severity and frequency of the headaches simply because sometimes the neck isn’t the only factor. Looking at your nutrition and stress can often help with the remaining issue.