London Chiropractor Headache Treatment
Headaches Video Transcript
There are many different types of headaches and they are not all equal. Headaches can be caused by a wide variety of contributing factors such as colds, heavy alcohol consumption, eyesight problems, dehydration, bad posture, muscular-skeletal issues, structural changes, stress and anxiety, nerve impingement and other neurological imbalances, high blood pressure and traumas. While headaches are one of the most common complaints we get as chiropractors, headaches are not a normal expression of a healthy mind and body. In other words, a headache is the body’s way of telling us that something is out of balance.
While the brain itself does not feel pain, it receives this information from other areas such as nerves, blood vessels, and muscles in the head and neck area, sending messages back to the control centre. Headaches may negatively impact your mood, wellbeing and ability to focus the mind.
Some common symptoms of headaches are:
- Pressure or tightness felt on the sides and back of your head
- A sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead
- Tenderness of the neck and shoulder muscles
- Dull, aching head pain in the back
- Tenderness on your scalp
- A throbbing sensation
The first step at Healing Hands Chiropractic, when dealing with a persistent headache problem, consists of examining you thoroughly using our uniquely designed 10-step chiropractic check-up. We refer to this measurement-based process as the first visit. All the readings, measurements and X-rays (if clinically required) in conjunction with our manual assessments, give us a deeper insight into the particulars of your individual case. Understanding what’s going on in your body and what is contributing directly or indirectly to the problem, helps us formulate a root cause diagnosis. From there we can create a personal measurement-based corrective plan.