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Migraine & Headaches: Causes & Recommended Treatment


Treatment Recommended: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy 


Migraine & Headaches: Causes and recommended treatment at The House Clinics, Bristol


Migraine can be attributed to problems arising in the joints and muscles of the neck. Usually, it is the upper part of the neck and at the base of the skull that are the areas causing the problems – anatomically this is an important gateway for the nerves and blood vessels to travel in and out of the skull.  Problems with the neck are most commonly due to an injury, poor posture, or everyday tasks such as working at a computer.


What Are The Common Causes Of Migraine and Headaches?


- Problems arising in the joints and muscles of the neck. Usually, it is in the upper part of the neck and at the base of the skull that the issues arise – anatomically this is an important gateway for the nerves and blood vessels to travel in and out of the skull.  


- Problems with the neck due to an injury, poor posture, or long hours working at a desk.


- High levels of stress.: today, more than ever, we are juggling demanding jobs with family life. Stress causes our muscles to tighten, affecting our neck and the base of the skull.


- Hormonal or linked to a women's menstrual cycle. In these cases, women often experience higher levels of muscle tension triggering painful headaches that can be alleviated by chiropractic treatment of the neck.


- Teeth grinding at night can also cause migraine and tension headaches because the muscles around the jaw and neck become very tight as a result.


Causes and treatment for migraine and headaches, The House Clinics, Bristol


Chiropractic Treatment For Migraine & Headaches


In a clinical trial, 82% of people suffering from chronic migraine and tension headaches, experienced substantial improvement after a course of Chiropractic Treatment.

Chiropractic treatment for migraines is highly effective in addressing the root cause of the pain as well as helping to prevent future migraine attacks.

Dr Jonathan Cook, (DC, FRCC, SFRCC), says, "In many of the patients we treat here at The House Clinics, the physiological causes of migraines can be one of three things; biomechanical malfunction of the neck, which can cause alteration in blood flow to the brain, irritation to a nerve which can cause referred neurogenic pain, or inflammation of the joints of the neck and associated muscle tension. The root cause of this can be stress, posture - particularly at a computer,  or injury."


Chiropracic Treatment For Migraine: The House Clinics, Bristol


In an initial consultation, your chiropractor can assess your symptoms and spinal alignment. A recommended treatment programme will be discussed with you and may include the following:


  • Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate stress on your system.
  • Offer advice on posture, ergonomics (posture), exercises, and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back.
  • Acupuncture/Dry needling (to relieve muscle spasm and pain)
  • Massage therapy to alleviate immediate symptoms (This is also advised on an ongoing basis to alleviate stress)
  • Ice treatment to alleviate inflammation, pain, and muscle spasm.


Chiropractic treatment is beneficial for the treatment of Migraines, The Bristol House Clinics


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Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of painful physical conditions that are caused by the poor mechanical working of the joints, and their associated ligaments, muscles, discs, and nerves.

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Physiotherapists specialize in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of painful conditions that affect the joints of the spine, arms, and legs, as well as the associated muscles, ligaments, and surrounding structures.

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Massage Therapists specialise in the treatment of painful conditions of the body using a variety of manual techniques, focussing on the joints and muscles. 

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As a multidisciplinary practice, The House Clinics are able to combine the expertise of our Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry and Chiropody practitioners to offer a unique and exceptional service to our clients. Please speak to your practitioner if you have any queries about other services we offer.

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