People who have head and face pain often don't think of chiropractic care as a likely option to resolve their symptoms, but it can often be a viable route.
The reason chiropractic can be so effective in helping people with head and face pain lies in the construction of the spine. The top section of the spine, the cervical, carries the nerves that are responsible for providing sensations to the head and face.
If we suffer damage to our neck, it can result in these nerves being stretched, compressed, or otherwise irritated - while we may experience this as neck pain, it is just as likely to result in pain and discomfort in distal areas - the head and face.
This is supported by research that shows that damage to the 2nd cervical nerve is a major source of pain and discomfort in this area. And with up to 10% of the population suffering neck pain at any one time, this is clearly a major issue.
These problems can occur for a variety of reasons, including incomplete rehabilitation of old injuries, poor posture, prolonged sitting (at computers or in cars, for example), and lack of exercise.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to deal with these issues. It is safe, natural, and non-invasive (no drugs or surgery), and is also highly successful - not only do patients report a high level of success from chiropractic treatment, research has shown it to be highly effective in treating back and neck pain.