Headache Pain Relief through Chiropractic Adjustments
The brain is an extraordinarily complex organ, drawing about 20% of the blood, oxygen, and energy from your entire body through the neck. When you experience headache pain, it can be due to any number of causes—but most of those causes take place in the neck. This makes chiropractic treatment particularly effective for headache pain relief. Find relief at Bayview Finch Chiropractic Clinic.
Direct Treatment of Cervicogenic Headaches
Cervicogenic headaches are those caused by an issue directly related to the cervical spine. These headaches are usually felt on one side of the head. Common causes of these headaches can include strain or injury sustained to the spine, or repetitive stress that wears away at the structure. A cervicogenic headache is often either triggered or made worse by making certain head movements.
Once the root cause of a cervicogenic headache is determined, chiropractic adjustments can be used to gently adjust or realign the spine as necessary to help re-establish normal function.
Treating Tension Headaches at their Source
Tension headaches are perhaps the most common types, and are caused by restricting blood flow to the brain, usually due to muscular tension in the neck or face. These headaches often present throughout the head, and are often described as ‘a tension band wrapped around the brain’.
Chiropractic treatment, by eliminating subluxations, relieves the pain of tension headaches in a number of ways, including: improving your nervous system’s ability to regulate the neck muscles; reducing or eliminating the offending muscle tension; and, improving the overall effectiveness of the circulatory system to give your brain the blood it needs to function.
Toronto Migraine Treatment Experts
Migraines are something of a mystery. Their exact cause is unknown, and the triggers vary widely individual to individual, for example, some sufferers’ headaches are caused by certain odours, some by foods, some by sleep patterns, some by lighting, some by hormonal shifts, and some by a combination of these elements.
While studies have yet to pinpoint the root cause of migraines, they have determined that regular adjustments can definitely help, drastically reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.
As Toronto chiropractic migraine treatment experts, we work with migraine sufferers to determine what methods would be most effective for their unique case, developing recommendations that could include the introduction of rehabilitation exercises and/or changes to diet and lifestyle to complement chiropractic adjustment.
Find Relief for your Headache Pain with Bayview Finch Chiropractic
Regardless of the nature, severity, or frequency of your headache pain, we can offer you treatments and advice to help you to manage your discomfort and reduce the likelihood and severity of future headaches. Book your chiropractic appointment today.