I worked with a patient today who experiences headaches daily – she thought that was normal.
Experiencing headaches are your body’s way of letting you know that something isn’t right.
The most common trigger we see for headache sufferers is when bones at the top of the neck end up out of place.
When we look at the neck from the side it should have a nice strong curve. But if you have experienced any trauma where those bones have been shifted out of place cutting off the nerves in the spine this can cause headaches.
Typically we see this on those with desk jobs where they lean in poor posture over their desk or those who spend a long time on hand held devices such as phone or tablet. (See here about text neck)
You can check your own posture in the mirror.
Taking a neutral standing side position take a look and see if your hip and your shoulder line up.
If your hip is shifting forward or back then you need to connect with a chiropractor. If you’re not near our office in Ballincollig in Co. Cork please reach out and we can recommend the best Chiropractor for you in your area.
If you’re looking for headache relief, it’s time to stop taking pain killers and tackle the real problem.
When you take over the counter painkillers it may reduce the symptom but that problem remains. Each time you have another episode it becomes all that more permanent.
What do we look for if you’ve had a history of headaches or migraine?
The first thing we do is take a whole health history. We need to understand everything you have been through to get to this point.
Then we need to know what you’ve done up to now to take care of things and then it’s our job to work out where the breakdowns happening. We do this through a series of tests, scans and postural analysis.
We check the curve of the neck. Through life the curve can flatten and our head shifts forward. The curve can straighten and even reverse and this puts additional stress and strain on the spine.
Headaches are an early indicator our bodies give us as a warning to correct it.
The early steps are to reduce the inflammation. We do this using gentle adjustments to help restore the neck curve.
The sooner you address and correct the root cause the more likely you are to have a full recovery and get back to living a pain free life.
If we can help in any way please email me here on the page or call the office on 021 487 8465.