Chiropractic care for headaches & migraines

Our job at West Chiropractic is to find out the exact cause of the headaches or migraines.

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At West Chiropractic we see a huge number of patients with headaches. Often patients describe headaches that they have suffered for over 10 years.

Headaches and Migraines

At West Chiropractic we see a huge number of patients with headaches. Often patients describe headaches that they have suffered for over 10 years and have simply learnt to live with them.

A tension headache can be pain at the back of the head, side of head in the temple region, band across the front of the head, pain behind the eye, pain on one side or a global headache. These types of headaches usually arise from tension in the muscles around the head. We often have patients describing a stressful time and everything around the neck and shoulders feeling tight and painful and going up to the head.

A migraine is different, often more severe and can cause nausea, sensitivity to light and noises as well as balance problems. Migraines are extremely debilitating and can interfere with daily life.

What causes Headaches and Migraines?

Headaches can be caused by:

  • Forward head carriage – the muscles around the neck will be stressed and shoot
    pain in to the head

  • Poor posture

  • Old traumas

  • Dehydration and nutrition

Our job at West Chiropractic is to find out the exact cause of the headaches to get
rid of them.

How does Chiropractic treatment help with Headaches and Migraines?

A lot of our patients are surprised and then relieved to learn that headaches can often arise from the neck and Chiropractic treatment can help by working on the neck. Once a thorough examination and x-rays (if clinically justified) have been taken your Chiropractor will tell you the cause of the headaches and outline how to treat the headaches. Treatment will involve spinal adjustments to the fixated areas in the neck to relieve pressure on the nerves and muscles, massage therapy to the inflamed muscles and spinal traction rehabilitation to reduce a forward head carriage and aim to correct posture.

Your Chiropractor will prescribe you exercises to strengthen the neck and reduce the forward head posture.

Before your first visit, our receptionist will confirm your appointment time 24 hours beforehand and will make sure you have directions and a place to park. When you arrive, we will ask you to fill out a health history form and then you will see Dr Jeremy for a consultation. The consultation will involve a medical history, physical examination, posture assessment and X-rays if clinically necessary.

Once we have completed your initial consultation it will take 2 hours to process the results and propose a treatment plan.  The chiropractic assistant will invite you back at a time that is suitable for you either later on in the day or week. At the second visit Dr Jeremy will go over your results, show you your x-rays (if taken) and outline the plan to help achieve your goals.

The treatments don’t hurt, however following the adjustment there maybe some muscles and ligaments that will need to adapt due to your new posture. This can cause some stiffness in certain areas, this is normal and we advise you to pop an ice pack on the area for 10 minutes after your adjustment and drink plenty of water.

The cracking or popping noise when you receive an adjustment is gas being released from the joints. This is normal.

The first consultation costs £55, this is a full spinal assessment which involves muscle and nerve testing, posture analysis, orthopaedic testing and X-rays (£60)  if clinically necessary.

An adjustment is £55 if you pay as you go. However, we do have discount options available depending on what works best for you.

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Everybody is different and has different responses. We start very easy and explain everything that we will do on the first adjustment clearly before we perform it. Some people may feel looser more flexible afterwards, some people nothing after the first one and others may feel stiffer in the areas we have worked on. Each response is normal when we move the body around, it’s important to remember if the problem has been there for a while it will take more than one adjustment to respond.

This depends on the chronicity of the condition – whether it has been weeks, months or years will play a big part. The severity of the condition is also an important factor that your Chiropractor will be able to advise on. In the report the Chiropractor will outline the problem and tell you based off the examination how long it should typically take to feel better.

We understand that everyone is busy and has a life outside of West Chiropractic, but we ask you to please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t make an appointment and we will do our best to re-schedule this for you. We are very flexible and will always try to keep you on schedule.

Other Treatments

Neck Pain
headaches & Migraines
Back Pain Treatment
Sports Massage
Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave Therapy
Orthotics & Biomechanical

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