Neck pain and headaches

Do you suffer from headaches? Do you wonder why the medication that you have been given does not seem to work? That could be because the root of the problem is not being addressed.

Headaches are one of the most common reasons people attend a chiropractor for treatment, and often it is only after the medication has not been working. Headaches are frequently caused by problems stemming from the cervical spine. Muscle tension, joint restriction, and poor posture are a few of the issues known to cause headaches.

Areas which may cause or contribute to headaches are:

The upper cervical spine: There are a series of small but important muscles in the sub-occipital area which guide the fine movements of the neck (scrolling down a page, looking down to your phone, making micro movements, etc, ) which when overworked can cause joint restriction, muscle tension, and often lead to headaches.

The lower cervical spine: There are a series of larger muscles that can cause problems in the lower part of the neck and upper back. If there is stress or anxiety, some of the joints in the lower neck may compress, causing tension type headaches. Joint manipulation and mindful stretching and postural habits are often times just what is needed to relieve these issues.

Having an assessment of the upper back, lower and upper cervical spine is always the first step in getting to the root of the problem. Once the cause is determined the team at City Chiropractic can progress with treatment, postural advice, and homecare tips to keep these annoyances minimized.

If you have headaches or neck issues, you can schedule a complimentary consultation to determine if it is something that can be managed using conservative therapy. Call City Chiropractic on 091 567055 to book a complimentary consultation and have your condition assessed.

Dr Greg Tollefson BSc(Hons ) CSCS FRCms DC

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