How can Chiropractic help with headaches?
Are headaches slowing you down? Headache relief is one of the most common reasons people seek Chiropractic care. Anyone who has experienced headaches knows how nagging and they can be.
Chiropractors are well trained to recognise different types of headaches and have a variety of techniques and tools at our disposal to help patients achieve relief from those sore and throbbing areas in your head, neck, face, and jaw.
At Dr Nathan's Chiropractic Studio, I have helped many patients in; Windsor, Prahran, South Yarra, St Kilda and the inner Melbourne area with headaches.
I welcome any questions you have on headaches and head and face pain. Book an appointment or call 0400 041 976 to schedule a consultation, so I may be able to provide you with an appropriate treatment plan for your needs.
The World Federation of Chiropractic has cited the following ten references for a solid understanding of the scientific studies related to Chiropractic care and headaches.
1. Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. Bronfort, Gert; Haas, Mitch; Evans, Roni; Leininger, Brent & Triano, Jay. Chiropractic \& osteopathy. 2010.
2. Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with neck pain. Bryans, Roland; Decina, Philip; Descarreaux, Martin; Duranleau, Mireille; Marcoux, Henri; Potter, Brock; Ruegg, Richard P; Shaw, Lynn; Watkin, Robert & White, Eleanor. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics. 2014.
3. Manual therapies for cervicogenic headache: a systematic review. Chaibi, Aleksander & Russell, Michael Bjørn. The journal of headache and pain. 2012.
4. Manual therapies for migraine: a systematic review. Chaibi, Aleksander; Tuchin, Peter J & Russell, Michael Bjørn. The journal of headache and pain. 2011.
5. Effectiveness of manual therapy for chronic tension-type headache: a pragmatic, randomised, clinical trial. Castien René F, van der Windt Daniëlle A, W M. Grooten Anneke, Dekker Joost
Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache. 0.
6. Spinal manipulation in the treatment of episodic tension-type headache: a randomized controlled trial. Bove, G & Nilsson, N. JAMA. 1998.
7. Efficacy of physiotherapy including a craniocervical training programme for tension-type headache; a randomized clinical trial. van Ettekoven, H & Lucas, C.Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache. 2006.
8. Efficacy of a C1-C2 self-sustained natural apophyseal glide (SNAG) in the management of cervicogenic headache. Hall, Toby; Chan, Ho Tak; Christensen, Lene; Odenthal, Britta; Wells, Cherie & Robinson, Kim. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy. 2007.
9. A randomized controlled trial of exercise and manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache. Jull, Gwendolen; Trott, Patricia; Potter, Helen; Zito, Guy; Niere, Ken; Shirley, Debra; Emberson, Jonathan; Marschner, Ian & Richardson, Carolyn. Spine. 2002.
10. The efficacy of spinal manipulation, amitriptyline and the combination of both therapies for the prophylaxis of migraine headache. Nelson, C F; Bronfort, G; Evans, R; Boline, P; Goldsmith, C & Anderson, A V. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics. 1998.