One of the pieces of evidence of chiropractic’s effectiveness for a migraine or tension headache is that 80% of respondents in one study attributed their headache to stress. Researchers believe that chiropractic helps reduce the body’s physical response to stress through optimised neuro-musculoskeletal pathways as a result of regular treatment.
And in addition, research suggests that the greatest cause of headaches is muscle tension in the neck. Our sedentary lifestyles and hours spent in a fixed position can increase joint irritation and muscle tension through the neck, upper back and scalp – all of which effective chiropractic can help relieve.
The New Zealand Report – a 20 month Government Commission on chiropractic concluded that the majority of people who suffered from spinal misalignments had their headaches reliever or condition improved through chiropractic treatment. And follow up studies found that many were without recurring headache pain two years later! So if you regularly suffer from a migraine or tension headache, then chiropractic is very likely to help you.
Leg pain, numbness or weakness that starts in the low back and travels down the sciatic nerve in the leg due to misaligned vertebrae; herniated or bulging vertebral discs; pregnancy; childbirth; slips and falls; arthritis; difference in leg length; diabetes; constipation; and even sitting too long with that wallet in your back pocket!
Migraines & Headaches
tension headache or migraine is one of the most common reasons to visit a Chiropractor. There is a wealth of research now available to suggest that not only does chiropractic ease the frequency of getting a tension headache or migraine – it actually can help ease the symptoms when you’re under attack.