RESEARCH shows that headaches such as migraines, tension type headaches, and cervicogenic headaches are caused or aggravated by poor function of the neck, shoulders and upper back and can be accompanied by neck pain. Poor posture and poor work ergonomics are contributory factors. Migraine headaches come with a tight feeling in the neck and around the temples, also known as tension headaches. Chiropractic adjustments are not only great for helping reduce the severity of migraines, but regular chiropractic care can also help reduce the frequency of these migraines as well. With chiropractic care, the source of the condition is treated as opposed to simply treating a symptom. Your chiropractor is highly qualified and experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and management of headaches. When you arrive for your appointment, a case history will be taken, appropriate tests done to confirm diagnosis, thereafter, treatment will be administered. Possible treatment options include dry needling, acupuncture and acupressure, forms of electrotherapy, chiropractic mobilisations/adjustments, and soft tissue therapy. As the patient’s condition begins to progress, stretching, strengthening and proprioceptive exercises may be implemented. Depending on the patient’s condition, some of the above modalities may be utilised. For further information contact Dr Natasha Singh on 032 551 1376.