Is A Headache After A Chiropractic Appointment Normal?

One of the most common questions online is whether or not it is normal to experience a headache after a chiropractic appointment. So we asked Vancouver Chiropractor Dr. Raminder Badyal to enlighten us on the subject:



Here’s the transcript in case you missed it:


 

Hi, I’m Dr. Raminder Badyal from the Downtown Wellness Centre, I’m a Chiropractor here.

Should I expect a headache after a chiropractic appointment?

No, that would be very A-typical. In the sense that it is very important when a patient comes into your office specifically with headaches to ascertain why that headache is happening. So you have to go through a complete history and a complete examination. If the intervention that you’re presenting is making the patient worse, then it’s probably not the best intervention. So that’s very A-typical. Now of course every type of intervention when it comes to treatment, has a side effect. But based on the patient; their condition, as well as how they’re presenting themselves, you have to be very specific on how you treat them. So those types of side effects don’t actually happen. So yes, that would be very A-typical, and if it does happen, then of course, perhaps going back and reviewing what’s going on is probably the best thing to do. Communication is very very important!


 

Thanks for helping us understand that a headache after an appointment is definitely not a good thing Dr. B.

If you’re in pain, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We are conveniently located downtown Vancouver BC and would love to help.

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