Headache and migraine a pain in the neck?

headache and migraine a pain in the neck

At Beverley and Driffield chiropractic clinics we see a lot of patients that are experiencing headaches and migraines triggered by pain originating in the neck, jaw and shoulders. Others find that certain smells, hormonal fluctuations or foods trigger a migraine attack.

Research shows that chiropractic treatment can be beneficial for the treatment of headache which originates from the neck (cervicogenic headache). Research also shows that chiropractic care can help toward the prevention of migraine.

There are many types of headache but despite them sharing a lot of similar symptoms, the type of treatment required will depend on the diagnosis and a patient’s individual needs. Due to this wide variety of causes, when you visit the clinic, the chiropractor will examine you and ask lots of questions to determine the most suitable treatment for you.

Typically your treatment may include one or more of these methods:

  • Manipulation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Cranial therapy
  • Home exercise/lifestyle advice
  • Acupuncture or dry needling