A significant proportion of headaches and migraines are caused and worsened by musculoskeletal factors. Tension headaches and cervicogenic headaches often arise from muscle tension and disorders that affect the neck and upper back regions. Similarly, jaw dysfunction and sinus problems have been shown to directly cause or contribute to migraines and headaches. Even those who have central migraines often find that their migraines are triggered by muscle tension, jaw clenching, or sinus problems. To alleviate these problems, you will cranial & migraine treatment as soon as possible.
A musculoskeletal medicine specialist can evaluate your headaches and help determine if your neck, jaw, back, or sinuses are playing a contributory role. If so, we can utilize multiple treatment modalities to help remove these factors from the equation. This has the potential to drastically improve, or even resolve, your headache syndromes.
Dr. Hennenhoefer is also trained in cranial & migraine treatment (sometimes referred to as craniosacral therapy) that addresses the musculoskeletal components of the skull itself. Studies, including from NASA, have demonstrated that the bones of the skull must move slightly to accommodate fluctuations in pressure experienced by the nervous and vascular systems. If disorders of the bony joints, muscles, or other tissue in the skull prevent this movement, the increased pressure could induce headaches or trigger migraines. Cranial manipulation & effective migraine treatment can help significantly relieve these restrictions.