Alongside the Bristol Back Pain Clinic, the Southville Chiropractic Clinic runs Bristol’s first weekly Headache clinic to help the increasing numbers of people affected by headaches and migraine.
There are many different types of headaches often comprised of many components that act as triggers to initiate the pain. Chiropractors approach headaches by first diagnosing the type of headache, then assessing the different triggers that cause them to see if we can help.
For example, a common component of cervicogenic headaches (headaches arising from the neck) is neck and shoulder stiffness and pain. Tension like this is often as a result of poor alignment in the spine, so treating this underlying problem with a variety of techniques including spinal manipulation, mobilisation massage and dry needling, can help reduce headache frequency.
More often than not, people just put up with headaches or think painkillers are the only solution. However, although painkillers can provide a short term solution, NHS Choices advise that if you take them more than two or three times a week, they could start to become the cause of your headaches. At the Southville Chiropractic Clinic, we offer a drug free approach, instead using a range of the most proven and effective treatments for headaches. For more information, click here.