Head Pain

Can Chiropractic Help With Head Pain?

Chiropractic treatment for head painIf you are suffering from a headache you are not alone as this is one of the most common reasons for attending a general practice surgery or a neurology clinic to in order to relieve head pain. Some 15% of the UK adult population have migraine, and 80% have episodic tension-type headache from time to time. The lifetime prevalence of headache is 96%; higher in women than in men.

Headaches can be classified as either primary or secondary. Most are primary and include tension-type, migraine, cervicogenic and cluster headaches and are not caused by any other medical problem. Secondary headaches result from another medical condition, such as infection, or exposure to xogenous irritants such as toxic chemicals. These account for fewer than 10% of all headaches.

Chiropractic can be helpful for patients with headache. Your chiropractor will take a detailed history and examine you to determine the underlying problem and advise you accordingly.