Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines in Toronto
Toronto chiropractor Dr. Brian Dower can help you discover the benefits of holistic chiropractic care for your pain management needs. Holistic care refers to a whole body approach to health and healing. Dr. Dower’s chiropractic wellness center provides natural and non-invasive therapy for the treatment of many painful disorders which can affect the body, including headaches and migraines.
Chiropractic procedures have proven to be effective for treating headaches and migraines. We have seen great results for headaches and migraines with Dr. Dower's gentle adjusting. Our approach is to first identify the root cause of the headache, which is very often a result of a subluxation or misalignment in the upper part of the spine (neck/cervical spine). Once identified through interpreting data collected through, a gentle percussive tapping is applied in a very specific direction to the bones of the spine, which will gently adjust them back into proper alignment. As part of the holistic approach to wellness, Dr. Dower also helps his patients identify contributing factors such as weather changes, diet, allergies, life stresses, ergonomic stresses, muscle tension, and medication interactions that may have an effect on their headaches.
Types of Headaches Treated by Our Chiropractor
Tension Headaches – The most common type of headache, tension headaches are usually due to stress or poor posture, which puts extra stress on the spine and muscles around the upper back and neck areas. The pain is caused when the vertebrae lose the correct position creating a muscle spasm which causes neck pain. Tension headaches can also happen as the result of whiplash from an auto accident.
Migraine Headaches – The most painful of all headaches, migraines include intense pain which may be accompanied by nausea, as well as light and noise sensitivity. Migraines are caused by the constriction of blood vessels in the brain, followed by a dilation of blood vessels. There is a rapid increase in blood pressure inside the head that leads to the excruciating pain.
Cluster Headaches – Cluster headaches occur behind your eyes, and typically occur at night. They are similar to migraines, but not as intense. Cluster headaches usually occur between one to four times a day over several days in clusters, thus the name.
Chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating headaches that originate in the neck. Many patients get immediate relief from headaches with adjustments combined with lifestyle changes. We also offer ice, heat, laser and massage therapy, as well as acupressure and advanced chiropractic methods such as the Activator technique.
Dr. Dower uses chiropractic adjustments to help patients in the Toronto area heal quickly and have less pain. His focus is on Toronto pain management, wellness and holistic care for the entire family and to provide pain relief so he can provide long lasting relief without the need for prescription medications or surgery.
If you suffer from headaches and migraines, call us at (416) 920-7275 today.