Headaches

There are many causes for headaches, and according to the International Headache Society (the IHS) about 80% originate from the neck*.

These headaches are classed as tension headaches, not because they are necessarily caused by stress, but because they are believed to be caused by muscle tension.

The headaches/neck problems can stem from a large variety of causes, including bad posture, whiplash, osteo arthritis and sleeping habits. The vast majority of these can be treated successfully with a combination of spinal manipulation, spinal mobilisation and acupuncture.

The remaining headaches comprise a large variety of types including migraines, cluster headaches, sinus headaches, period-related migraines, ejaculation headaches etc. Some of these can be treated; others can be suppressed for long periods. Migraine for example cannot be cured, however it can frequently be suppressed for periods of about a year. For us, suppressed means that no medication has to be taken.

If you have any questions concerning the treatability of your headache, please phone us now on 01702 477 588 for confidential free advice

* 87% of men's headaches and 76% of women's originate from the neck - Phillips C 1997; Headache in General Practice. Headache 16; 322-329.

Lee Pankhurst 2013