LONDON CHIROPRACTOR TREATING HEADACHES
Headaches are one of the most common reasons for visiting the Chiropractor. More than 300 Million working days are lost each year due to headaches. The Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to competently diagnose the cause of the headaches and treat accordingly, or if necessary refer to the appropriate health care provider.
Treatment involves safe, specific adjustments particularly to the neck and upper back to relieve the nerve pressure, the muscle spasm and to improve circulation to the brain. Massage therapy is used in conjunction to the specific Gonstead adjustment/manipulation to relax the muscles of the neck.
Pain killing medication that is often used to treat headaches actually treat the symptom rather than the cause. Chiropractic treats the cause.
Migraine headaches usually occur to one side of the head and centres itself behind one eye. Dizziness, light sensitivity, spots before the eyes, nausea and vomiting are known to precede the headache. This is known as the “prodrome” phase. Diagnosis is very important, so special tests may be ordered such as blood work, MRI scan and possibly specialist referral.
Chiropractic treatment of the mechanical joint dysfunction assists in the prevention of migraines. Please see chiropractic for treatment and management.
Helpful Hints for Migraine Sufferers:
Avoid: red meat, processed meats, dairy, nuts, caffeine, alcohol, refined sugar, white flour, monosodium glutamate(MSG) and shellfish.
Drink plenty of still preferably distilled water, and eat a bland diet.
See a Gonstead Chiropractor.
Call us for a free initial telephone consultation (020) 7637 2920
London Chiropractors Gonstead Clinics UK (established 20 years) serving clients requiring chiropractic treatment from across London. Our Harley Street chiropractic clinic is close by to the West End, Westminster, Marylebone, Mayfair, Maida Vale, Regents Park, Chelsea, Fulham, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Notting Hill, Paddington, Bayswater, St John's Wood, Hampstead, City.
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