Chiropractors help treat some of the most common headaches, such as cervicogenic headaches and assisting with migraine prevention. Chiropractors provide manual treatment methods to help relieve tight neck muscles due to stress and tension in your neck, shoulders and back. Headaches resulting from trauma or imbalanced musculature are also known to respond well to chiropractic treatment. Chiropractors treat Cervicogenic headaches and assist with migraine prevention.
Migraines are usually described as severe throbbing headaches at the front or side of the head. Some people experience additional symptoms such as:-
- Dislike of bright lights
- Dislike of loud sound
- Alterations in appetite
- Alterations in mood and libido.
People usually start suffering from migraines in early adulthood with up to as many as one in five woman and one in fifteen men. A vascular link has been drawn due to the tendency of them to occur in association with menstruation, early pregnancy, menopause and use of the contraceptive pill.
The type of migraine can vary such as:-
- Migraine with aura – people often experience some warning signs prior to these eg seeing flashing lights
- Migraine without aura – there is no prior warning symptoms to these starting
- Silent migraine (aka migraine aura without headache) – No headache is experienced however the migraine warning signs (aura) are.
Frequency of migraines vary from person to person, some experiencing them several times a week and others can go years between migraines. For more information on Migraine CLICK HERE.