1. Chiropractic Care:
At Central Chiropractic Clinic, we often approach migraine and headache treatment by focusing on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine and neck. We believe that misalignments or dysfunctions in the spine, known as subluxations, can lead to migraines and headaches.
We use controlled and precise force to manipulate the spine to restore sound alignment and mobility.
2. Trigger Point Release:
We also treat patients with migraines and headaches using Trigger Point Release. This technique involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to release muscle tension and alleviate pain.
3. Myofascial Release:
This technique releases tension in the fascia (connective tissue) surrounding muscles. It can help improve the range of motion and reduce pain.
4. Massage Therapy:
Massage can help relieve muscle tension and enhance blood flow, which may benefit individuals who experience tension-type headaches or have tight neck and shoulder muscles.
While Acupuncture primarily involves the insertion of thin needles, it also addresses the body’s physical and energetic balance. It may help reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation. A large number of patients who visit our clinic in Coventry are treated with Acupuncture and/or dry needling…with outstanding results.
6. Physical Therapy:
A physical therapist can assess your posture, muscle strength, and any musculoskeletal issues that may be contributing to your headaches or migraines. They can then develop a personalised exercise programme to address these issues.
7. Posture Correction and Ergonomics:
Our leading chiropractor, Maria, has been quoted in local media, such as the Coventry Telegraph providing advice on posture and ergonomics. If you are struggling with migraines or headaches, focusing on this area may help elevate your symptoms. Ensuring proper posture and ergonomics in daily activities and workspaces can help prevent strain on muscles and reduce the likelihood of triggering a migraine.
8. Heat and Cold Therapy:
Applying heat or cold packs to areas of tension can help relax muscles and alleviate pain.
Physical treatments for migraines and headaches aim to address muscle tension, posture, and physical triggers that may contribute to the symptoms you experience.
It’s important to note that while these treatments can be helpful for some individuals, they are typically used as part of a comprehensive approach to migraine management.