Headache & Migraine
Tension in the muscles of the upper neck is the most common cause of headache and is known as a “cervicogenic” headache. These types of headaches are caused by tension and stress on the upper cervical spine and the muscles that connect to the spine to the base of the skull. Most headaches come from these structures of the neck; they can be muscular in nature, from a joint in the neck, or from a traumatic injury. Cervicogenic headaches typically respond very quickly to chiropractic care.
Migraine Headaches are generally environmental or genetic in nature, and are characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches. Every migraine sufferer responds differently to their migraine symptoms and to receiving chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjusting of the neck can be an effective way to shorten both the duration and intensity of migraine symptoms.
Treatments of both migraine and cervicogenic headaches consist of specific chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release technique, spinal decompression, rehab and postural corrective exercise.