From Neck Pain, into Headaches into Migraines
A recent study found that a typical course of Chiropractic treatment was more effective in managing neck pain than taking pain killers and medication for up to a full year! (Full article here).
The results were even better When stretching and exercises were incorporated into the treatment.
Neck Pain can quickly turn into a headache which can progress into a full blown migraine, causing pain, sickness, and costing you days out of your life.
At Shire heathcare we make sure you recieve the best quality treatment, and self management strategies, to make sure you get better fast.
We will make sure you are correctly diagnosed with a detailed history, through examination, and the use of extra imaging if necessary. and then we can prescribe the best customised treatment plan based on your condition to meet your goals, that may consist of:
1. Apply a Chiropractic Adjustment.
Where necessary, an Adjustment can be made to segments in the Cervical Spine (neck) or Thoracic Spine (between your shoulders) to release ‘misaligned’ or ‘stuck’ joints that can be sending pain signals to your head and causing your nervous system to be over sensitive and cause the perception of headache.
2. Relax Tight Muscles.
By using massage on the neck, head and between the shoulders, the muscles that are tight and pulling on the joints can be relaxed. This releases tension and creates healing blood flow in the muscles to help ease the headache.
3. Release your TMJ (Jaw).
There are cases where tight muscles in and around the jaw joint can refer tension up into the head. Gently working around the TMJ and the surrounding joints in the skull can release an amazing amount of tension in the neck and head and relieve the cause of the headache. Often Chiropractors need to refer out to a Dentist to get a Splint made, if the cause of the headaches is from grinding or clenching your teeth.
4. Give you stretches to do.
Most headaches are at least, in some part, caused by, or exacerbated to some degree by the little things we have to do every day. Like the office chair we sit in, reading a book on the train, or slumping down on the couch after a long day at work. Like doing a workout every day, this can cause certain muscle groups to become too active or ‘tight’. Doing some stretching of the correct muscle groups regularly, is a great way to address the cause of the headaches, without needing any equipment or a visit to the Chiropractic office.
5. Give you postural advice.
A bad desk setup, or sitting in front of the television, using your phone, or even how you commute for extended periods, can cause poor posture, tight muscles, locked joints and eventually neck pain, headaches and migraines.
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