Coping With Headaches

Headaches have many causes, and from irritation through to blinding agony, can have can have a dramatic effect on our lives. The main causes of headaches include high blood pressure, reactions to medication, physical impact, and repetitive strain injury, amongst other things. Those headaches that can be helped through chiropractic treatment have their causes in the misalignment of the neck bones and underlying muscle tension.

Cervicogenic Headaches

The complicated name of cervicogenic headaches is given to the type of headache which is usually the result of an injury or repetitive strain of the neck, causing a dull aching pain at the base of the scull. This pain often projects behind the eyes, and can be exacerbated by movement. The neck  muscles are often painful to touch. Chiropractic treatment can prove helpful with this kind of headache, as it has its origin in a musculo-skeletal issue.


A migraine is a severe headache, usually one-sided, throbbing in nature and is often accompanied by nausea, increasing sensitivity to light, noise and movement. Causes of migraine can include skeletal misalignment, hormones, diet, and physiological and emotional trauma. There are many causes of migraines, and much is still not completely understood about them. Some complex chiropractic approaches, sometimes combined with other therapies, has had good results with many patients.

Treating Headaches at Cornwall Chiropractic

As with so many of the conditions that we treat here at Cornwall Chiropractic Clinic, headaches can have numerous causes, some of which respond really well to our therapies. We will help diagnose the root cause of your symptoms and then together with you agree on a balanced treatment plan to ensure the optimum outcome for you.