Headaches can have many different causes and manifestations. They can be triggered by physical, chemical or emotional stress.

  • Physical can be from cranial motion or the bones of the neck can be out of alignment.
  • Chemical can come from hormonal cycles or sensitivities to environmental factors or even foods (such as MSG). 
  • Emotional stress can cause muscles to tighten and blood vessels to constrict, among other factors. 

Chiropractic care can be an effective approach for addressing headaches, particularly those related to musculoskeletal issues and spinal misalignments. Chiropractors focus on assessing the alignment of the spine, particularly in the cervical (neck) region, as well as evaluating the function of the nervous system.

They use manual techniques such as spinal adjustments, mobilizations, and soft tissue therapies to correct misalignments, improve spinal function, and reduce tension in the muscles of the neck and shoulders. Chiropractic adjustments restore proper spinal alignment and reduce muscle tension in the neck region.

Chiropractic care aims to alleviate stress on the nervous system, improve blood flow, and release pain-relieving endorphines, it can be a valuable option for individuals seeking a natural and drug-free approach to managing tension headaches, migraines, and cervicogenic (pain coming from the neck) headaches.

Chiropractors may also provide advice on posture correction, ergonomic modifications, stress management techniques, and exercises to help support long-term relief from headaches. Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to headaches, considering factors such as lifestyle, nutrition, and overall health to address underlying causes and promote overall well-being. While chiropractic care may not be suitable for all types of headaches, such as those caused by more serious medical conditions.

 

Can PDTR help?

In cases of headaches, tinnitus, and vertigo, PDTR addresses dysfunctional proprioceptive reflexes linked to neuromuscular imbalances affecting the head, neck, and inner ear regions. By utilizing manual muscle testing and tailored interventions, PDTR aims to reset these abnormal reflex patterns and restore proper neurological signaling associated with head and neck posture, cranial muscle function, and inner ear equilibrium.

For example, PDTR may work on improving muscle firing patterns in the neck muscles, optimizing sensory feedback in the cranial region, or enhancing vestibular function to alleviate symptoms by addressing the underlying neurological dysfunctions contributing to these conditions.phins, which can help reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.

 

What about NET?

Neuroemotional Technique (NET) offers a holistic approach to addressing headaches by acknowledging the interconnectedness of physical symptoms and emotional experiences. Through NET, practitioners aim to identify and address unresolved emotional stressors that may be contributing to the headache.

By utilizing techniques such as muscle testing and mind-body interventions, NET can help individuals release emotional tension stored in the body, promoting relaxation and balance in the nervous system. This process may alleviate the frequency and intensity of headaches, offering relief that extends beyond mere symptom management to address underlying causes. With a focus on restoring harmony between the mind and body, NET presents a promising avenue for those seeking a comprehensive approach to headache management.