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Headaches & Dizziness

Headaches and dizziness can be debilitating but most of all worrying. Our Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists are all qualified to assess and diagnose many types of headaches and dizziness. We can create management plans to treat and prevent your symptoms and put your mind at ease.
Here are a few common causes of headaches and dizziness that we manage regularly at Summit in East Sheen and East Grinstead.

Cervicogenic

Cervicogenic Headaches are headaches that stem from disorders of the top of the neck. The headaches are characterised by one-sided pain, starting at the base of the neck and travels to the side of the head and face. The pain is usually precipitated or aggravated by neck movement, or trauma such as road traffic collision.

Tension Type Headaches

These are the most common type of headaches and are like having a tight band around the head. The headaches are usually on both sides of the head but can be felt in the face, neck and shoulders. They can often be made worse towards the end of the day, and after long periods of stress or poor desk posture.

Migraines

Migraine is a very common headache type and most people will have a family member or friend who suffers from migraines. They are described as a one sided dull ache developing into a severe throbbing that can be felt in the temples, base of the scull and top of the neck. They are usually aggravated by bright lights (photophobia) and loud noises (phonophobia), and can cause nausea, vomiting. Some migraine sufferers have what is known as an aura before the headaches starts. An aura is an onset of neurological symptoms often involving vision then begin 5-30 minutes before the headache starts. Most patients describe the sensation of seeing blurred or wavy lines, blurred vision or even loss of sight in part of the visual field.

Cervicogenic Dizziness&BPPV

Cervicogenic is a type of dizziness that comes from a dysfunction in the neck. The neck and surrounding structures have been shown to play a key role in balance. Trauma to the neck from incidents such as road traffic collisions can disrupt these inputs to balance. This causes normal neck movement to result in a feeling of dizziness, lightheadedness, swaying or a swimming sensation.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder of the inner ear and results in brief periods of intense dizziness (no longer that a minute) when moving the head into certain positions such as turning over in bed or parking a car.

Treatment involves performing a Dix Hallpike test to determine the affected side, then an Epley maneuver to reposition sensory particles in the inner ear. This is very quick, painless and the response is often immediate!

Osteopathy

East Sheen, Richmond and East Grinstead

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59

Chiropractic

East Sheen, Richmond and East Grinstead

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59

Physiotherapy

East Sheen, Richmond

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59

Our clinics are based in Richmond and East Grinstead. As Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physio’s, Sports Therapists and Massage Therapists we regularly see patients with neck pain, back pain, sports injuries and other musculoskeletal issues, tailoring our treatments individually to each patient along with a full rehab program. Our therapists in are fully registered and undergo extensive training to treat pain using various techniques including Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Physiotherapy plus acupuncture & dry needling.

If you live in East Sheen, Mortlake, Kew, Barnes, East Grinstead or the surrounding areas feel free to drop in to discuss your pain and how our Chiropractor can help, or contact us via email or phone. Alternatively you can simply book online!

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