The brain is one of the only organs enclosed in a bony capsule, otherwise known as the skull. When the pressure in the skull rises, you will experience a headache or migraine. This rise may be caused by inflammation, high blood pressure, or more seriously a brain tumour, but the most probable cause is that there is a nerve in your neck that needs a chiropractic adjustment. We have many patients who find relief from chronic migraines or headaches by receiving regular chiropractic.


A concussion is a type of traumatic injury caused by a blow to the head or body. Symptoms can show up right after an injury or may not be noticed until hours or days later. If you have had a concussion and are still experiencing symptoms, chiropractic, and supplements may be able to help. Both Dr. Wickens and Dr. Carter have training in specific cranial adjusting techniques to adjust the bones in your skull.

Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

When an individual has a stroke, it means that there is some type of damage or death to the brain cells, resulting from either a clot or heavy bleeding. Sometimes these are preceded by TIA’s, otherwise known as mini strokes. Depending on where and how much damage in the brain occurs, determines how much paralysis one experiences. No matter what level of paralysis occurs, chiropractic may be able to help improve symptoms or get rid of the symptoms all together. By having a chiropractic adjustment, pain may be relieved and the nerves may communicate better to the rest of the body. If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, please contact us today at (613) 264-0616.