Headache & Migraine

At Orewa Chiropractic, we have a particular interest in headaches like tensional and cervicogenic or even mild migraines.

Headaches are one of the most disabling conditions and reasons to consult a doctor. 

The most common origins are tensional or spinal, more than 90% of the time.

At Orewa Chiropractic, our approach to the treatment is first to detect the specific factors of the development of each individual’s condition. Our strategy is patient-centred and personalised to the most significant extent possible. If necessary, we refer to another health professional such as a neurologist or pain specialist. Do not hesitate to visit us.

 

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Tension and Cervicogenic Headaches

They are the most common types of headaches. You may resent them all around the head or temples, above the scalp or at the basis of the skull. The cervical spine disorders are their origin and create range-of-movement restrictions and muscular tensions. They are also associated with tightness in the neck. The nerves coming from the cervical spine are trapped, and the pain follows their pathway or even the trigeminal nerve covering the face, leading to false teeth and ocular or sinus pain.

The cause is that the same brain area receives pain signals from both the head and neck. Therefore, the brain cannot recognize the origin of the pain. Combined with other factors that create tension and cervicogenic headaches, the pain is thus primarily perceived in the head.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches tend to be usually more severe than tension headaches and generally occur during periods that can last from a few hours to several days. Other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound, numbness or coldness in the hands or tremor may accompany them. In some conditions, the patient resents an aura that includes jagged lines or flashing lights before the eyes, strange odours, difficulty speaking or numbness, and this before the attacks. In general, migraines are quite debilitating, and the patient needs to isolate in a dark and quiet room.

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