Neck-induced Headaches

The first point to recognise is that headaches are never “normal”. They are the body’s way of signalling that something is wrong.

The second point to note is there are numerous different types and causes of headaches. Correctly identifying the type of headache and the cause of your headache are most important steps in getting rid of them for good. And that’s where your chiropractor comes in.

Some of the most common types of headaches are tension headaches, sinus headaches, cluster headaches, migraines and cervicogenic headaches, all of which can be helped with chiropractic care. Particularly in the case of tension headaches (caused by tension in the neck muscles) and migraines, both of which have been found to respond extremely well to chiropractic treatment.

The purpose of chiropractic is to decrease tension in the body and stress on the nervous system. When the body is able to function properly and with ease, it can help relax the symptoms of the headache and, depending on the cause of the headaches, can reduce their frequency and intensity over time. In many cases, chronic and recurrent headaches can be eliminated altogether. Or, in the case of migraines, the frequency and severity of the headaches can be dramatically reduced, along with sensitivity to triggers, which makes a massive difference to a migraine sufferer’s quality of life.

The spine

The spine plays a key role in protecting an essential part of the nervous system. In addition to helping keep us upright, the most critical function of the spinal column is to encase and protect the spinal cord and the multitude of nerve roots.

As the spinal cord descends from the brain, ‘nerve roots’ branch away from the spinal cord at each vertebral level, exiting through an opening in the respective vertebrae, before leading off to the various organs and other parts the body.

When there is an interference or irritation to a nerve, the messages or nerve impulses
travelling along that nerve can get interrupted or confused.

Some signals become only slightly altered, while others may completely fail to reach their destination. Such interference or irritation can easily be seen to occur when one or more of the vertebrae are even just slightly out of alignment. Also the misalignment of any other bones in the body can result in discomfort and/or malfunction.


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Our Chiropractors

Many Chiropractors refer to these misalignments as subluxations. Chiropractors are specifically trained to help correct subluxations and improve general biomechanical function of the spine and extremities. The result is to permit optimal function of a body’s nervous system function, reduce or eliminate pain and restore the health of the patient.

Many chiropractors refer to their treatments as adjustments, or manipulations, emphasising the specific nature of the procedure.

  • We live our lives largely through an efficiently functioning nervous system – it is the master
    system and controller of our bodies
  • Through good Chiropractic care we can optimise our well-being