Headaches are awful!  Ranging from migraines, tension or clusters to more serious causes (luckily the latter is not common), they can have a serious effect on normal day-to-day life, making them one of the most common health complaints in the UK, accounting for over 25 million work or school days lost due to migraines alone.  Pain in the head or neck can affect mood, energy levels, concentration and daily living.

Potential causes:

  • Tension
  • Stress
  • Medication side-effects
  • Fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Eye strain
  • Cervicogenic (arising from the neck)
  • Dental issues
  • Viral / sinus infections
  • Bad posture

Headaches may be common, but they are not normal!  They can arise from misaligned joints, often due to increased muscle tension around those joints and increased tension on the cranial membranes.  Realignment of these joints may help to reduce the tension and therefore the pain.  By reaching out to your chiropractor for help, we can work on spinal misalignments and neck, shoulder and jaw tension that are triggering your headaches.  Your chiropractor will also provide you with muscle relaxation techniques and stress reducing techniques to help avoid them in future.

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