An Introduction to Headache Pain and Chiropractic
Welcome to Your Introduction to Headaches and Chiropractic
This is part 2 of your 4-part chiropractic education series. I imagine you found yourself here because you experience headache and migraine pain, or know someone who does. Perhaps you are considering seeing a chiropractor yourself?
Chiropractors help with more than just back pain and in this guide you’ll learn how headache and migraine pain can be addressed by chiropractic care.
First though, I want to share with you my philosophy on health and healing. As a chiropractor, I consider your body to posses an innate healing ability. Your body wants to be well, often in spite of the ‘bad habits’ we adopt (poor posture, lack of exercise, fast food).
Good health is actually your body’s natural state: chiropractic care aims to correct misalignments and remove pressure and stress from your body, helping you to feel – and heal – better.
Chiropractors commonly help with musculoskeletal issues including headache and migraine pain, sports injury and posture problems.
Consider this: for your long term headache pain, why would routinely taking pain medication ever address any underlying cause of your headache pain? It simply doesn’t.
The Chiropractic Advantage: if your headache or migraine pain has a musculoskeletal origin, chiropractic may be your better option.
To kick-start your journey to better health, my team and I at Chirolife have put together our top 10 benefits of chiropractic care for headache and migraine pain.
Read on below as I share with you my top 10 benefits of chiropractic for headache and migraine pain.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Ian Deitch (Chiropractor)
An Introduction to Headaches and Migraines
Regular headache and migraine pains can be a serious health issue for many people. Regular episodes of pain may impact your quality of life and prevent you from doing all the things you enjoy doing.
I am here to help you.
“My mission, through chiropractic care, is to:
reduce your pain,
improve your posture and
boost your athletic performance.”
A recent study concluded that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.1
“I suffer from headache pain. Can chiropractic help me?”
That is a good question. The following 10 points highlight how chiropractic may help address your headache and migraine pain:
1. It’s an Effective Treatment
Many studies have shown positive evidence in the treatment of migraine and cervicogenic (originating from the neck) headache.2
2. A Solution for Long-Term Headaches
Do you regularly experience headache or migraine pain? Have you had headaches longer than 3 months? You may benefit from a thorough chiropractic check-up.
3. Chiropractic May Help in Other Ways
Do you feel dizzy, tired and fatigued in addition to having headache pain? The position of your head may contribute to these feelings.
4. Chiropractors Work to Correct Forward Head Posture
If you have forward head posture, this may contribute to headache pains. If you work behind a computer or look down at phones and tablets, the muscles in your neck may tighten up. Chiropractors often help correct these types of postures.
5. Improved Joint Movement
You have 7 vertebrae in your neck. If they lose their natural curve or become fixated, you may experience headache pain. Chiropractic aims to increase joint movement.
6. Reduced Muscle Tension
If your neck, upper back and shoulder muscles are tight, chiropractic and soft tissue work may reduce this muscle tension.
7. A Thorough Chiropractic Check-Up
A thorough chiropractic check-up may identify vertebral degeneration/arthritis in the 7 neck vertebrae. Chiropractic care may help you minimise the effects of this degeneration/arthritis.
8. A Drug Free Approach
Rather than taking long-term pain medications, chiropractic is an all-natural, drug free approach to better health. Several studies now show that long term taking of pain medication has serious side effects on your health.3
9. Reduction in Migraine Pain
Chiropractic adjustments may decrease both the frequency and severity of your headache pain. In a study at Macquarie University, 22% of participants reported more than a 90% reduction of migraines after 2 months of chiropractic.4
10. Improve Overall Function
Chiropractic care helps improve the overall function of your body. This makes you healthier, hopefully happier and more capable of dealing with the day to day stresses of life.
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- Bryans R et al. Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Jun;34(5):274-89
- Chiropractors’ Association of Australia ‘Research Summary and Strategic Research Opportunities 2016’.
- http://www.penington.org.au/overdoseday/ Penington Institute Australia’s Annual Overdose Report – 2016. Based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
- Tuchin PJ, Pollard H, Bonello R. A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Feb;23(2):91-5.