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Headaches & Migraines

A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and upper back.

The epidemic of postural problems is getting worse in Phnom Penh and this is causing more and more spine-related health issues. Forward head posture causes a loss of the natural neck curve and worse still, a reversed neck curve. When these bones lose their normal position and motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected and produce throbbing headaches. Pain-killers may cover up these warning signs but do not correct the underlying structural cause. 
A 1995 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that spinal manipulative therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches and that those who ceased chiropractic treatment after four weeks experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in contrast with those patients who received a commonly prescribed medication.

A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation performed by a Chiropractor resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication. At ICC we also use a Posture Neck Pump to help restoring the normal curve of the neck.

At the International Chiropractic Clinic we are proud to say that we have consistently achieved incredible results with people suffering from headaches.

We may have the perfect solution to your headaches based on improving the function of your neck and spine and thus subsequently promoting healing and blood flow. In fact we generally see higher than a 90% success rate.

During your initial consultation, which will include a thorough case history and any necessary orthopedic and neurological exams, we will first determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the specialist care we offer in our office. Relief from headaches can be immediate or may require a short course of functional rehabilitation. As there are many types of headaches/migraines if you suffer from a type we cannot help we will refer you out to the right specialist. You do not have to live with headaches and the fatigue and stress that goes with them.

Call today to book an evaluation to alleviate your concerns.