Have you or your staff taken time off work due to headaches? It is a very current problem, as a large proportion of our lives are spent using devices and being exposed to environmental toxins. Around £250m a year is spent on diagnosing and treating headaches every year in the NHS*. This figure does not take into account the cost to the economy in lost working hours through sick days.
A headache is the body’s way of expressing that there is something wrong, and should not be ignored. There can be several different types of headaches, ranging from a dull ache, through to a throbbing or pounding pain.
Do you suffer from headaches? Are they frequent or occasional? How do you deal with them – medication, relaxation or alternative methods – and how effective are these methods?
There are certain types of headache that are caused by misaligned bones in the neck and upper back. This can in turn, put pressure on sensitive nerves which can cause headaches.
Previous neck injuries or whiplash can also bring about pain in the form of headaches. Chiropractic treatment is not only suitable for back pain – it can serve to treat headaches too.
A large proportion of our patients contact us in severe pain from headaches. According to the American Chiropractic Organisation: “Research shows that spinal manipulation – the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.”
The research goes on to demonstrate that the results from chiropractic manipulation provided almost instant improvement in treating tension headaches originating in the neck.
So how do you know whether you have the type of headache that can be treated by chiropractic? The simple answer is: let us help. We offer an initial consultation in order to diagnose your condition and decide which treatments will be suitable. We consider all factors that may have contributed to your condition, including your environment, your lifestyle, your habits and your nutrition. We take a holistic approach in order to ensure that you have the most effective treatment possible.
Over 10,000 patients have benefitted from our treatments since we started our practice in Cosham. If you’re suffering from headaches and you want to try a medicine-free treatment, call us and book your appointment in today.