Headaches

MIGRAINE HEADACHES

Chiropractors acknowledge that there are many causes of headaches. Migraine headaches are recurrent/episodic moderate or severe headaches which are usually unilateral, pulsating, aggravated by routine physical activity and are associated and are associated with nauseas, vomiting, photophobia or phonophobia.

Chiropractors treat migraine headache using a package of care that may include manual therapies, exercise, therapeutic advice and postural advice.

There is evidence to support this approach to patient management:

Bronfort G, Nilsson N, Haas M, Evans R, Goldsmith CH, Assendelft WJJ, Bouter LM. Non invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004 issue 3.



CERVICOGENIC HEADACHES

Chiropractors acknowledge that there are many causes of headaches. Where they are related to dysfunction in the cervical spine, there is evidence to show the benefit of spinal manipulation.

Headaches of this nature can be unilateral or bilateral and are often located in the back of the head and above the eyes.

They are mild-moderate in intensity. Certain activities and posture can worsen the headache, including sustained head position or external pressure over the cervical spine or occipital region.

Chiropractors treat cervicogenic headache using a package of care that may include manual therapies, exercise, acupuncture, therapeutic advice and postural advice.

There is evidence to support this approach to patient management:

Bronfort G, Nilsson N, Haas M, Evans R, Goldsmith CH, Assendelft WJJ, Bouter

LM. Non invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache (review).

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004 issue 3.

TENSION HEADACHES

Chiropractors acknowledge that there are many causes of headaches. Tension headache is defined as a headache that is pressing/tightening in quality, mild/moderate in intensity, bilateral in location and does not worsen with routine physical activity.

Chiropractors treat tension headache using a package of care that may include manual therapies, exercise, therapeutic advice and postural advice.

There is evidence to support this approach to patient management:

Bronfort G, Nilsson N, Haas M, Evans R, Goldsmith CH, Assendelft WJJ, Bouter LM. Non invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004 issue 3.