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Chiropractic provides a safe headache solution
Headaches can affect hundreds of Australians from all ages and all walks of life each and every day.
Did you know that millions of dollars go towards pain medication every year to help ease headaches?
Studies have shown that approximately two-thirds of the worldwide population suffer from headaches and unfortunately for about one-fifth of the population, these headaches can be both extremely painful and recurrent.
What are the most common causes of headaches?
Causes of headaches vary, however, they are often created by joint issues in the neck. This is often due to poor function, trauma or stress. Thankfully these are treatable with chiropractic care.
Other causes can include stress, eye strain, dehydration, hormonal issues, an unhealthy diet to name a few. In some cases, headaches can be a sign of a more serious issue such as stroke or tumors. That is why an accurate diagnosis needs to be made before treatment can commence.
Common Types of Headaches
The most prevalent types of headaches include tension headaches, cervicogenic (neck) headaches, migraines and sinus headaches.
Tension headaches: Tension headaches seem to be the most prevalent of all the types. They are usually the result of spine issues, or emotional stress and respond well with chiropractic care. Bad posture and ergonomically poor workplace situations can also worsen the condition.
Vertebrogenic (Neck) headaches: These are a very common form of headache which originate from the neck. Whiplash, poor posture or physical stresses like an ergonomically incorrect work environment can often set them off. This type of headache responds well to chiropractic care.
Migraines: The most typical symptoms of migraines include throbbing pain, nausea or vomiting and even sensitivity to sound or light. While the exact cause of migraines is still unknown, evidence does suggest that it may be genetic.
There are a broad range of known triggers for migraines. They include irregular sleeping or eating patterns, flashing lights, hormone fluctuations, loud noises, stress and tiredness.
While spinal problems are not often the cause of the migraines many people find that regular chiropractic care reduces both the frequency and duration of their migraines.
Sinus headaches: These can usually be linked to an infection, inflammation or blockage of the sinuses. It is always better to treat the cause rather than to ease the symptoms.
If you do suffer from headaches, we recommend you arrange an appointment as soon as possible. Our team of chiropractors will get to the bottom of the issue for you. You do not have to resort to painkillers to treat the pain.
Chiropractic Care for Treatment of Headaches
According to a recent study, approximately 10% of all patients who visit their local chiropractor do so to treat a headache of some kind.
Chiropractic treatment for headaches and migraines has been demonstrated to be safe, with dramatically fewer side effects than many over the counter painkillers.
One scientific study found that 22% of those studied who received chiropractic treatment manipulation reported more than a 90% reduction of headaches another 49% reported that the headache intensity was significantly reduced .
Another scientific study found chiropractic treatment reduces tension and migraine headaches. This study found that of the 729 subjects involved 613 who received chiropractic care had outcomes that ranged from good to excellent.
When you visit our professional chiropractors, we will perform a thorough examination so we can ascertain the reason for your headache or migraine.
Once the cause is known, we will focus on specific chiropractic adjustments to restore motion in the spine and specific exercises to strengthen the muscles.
Don’t Rely on Painkillers – Chiropractic Care Can Quickly Relieve Headache Pain
Some of our patients enjoy almost instant relief from their chiropractic visit, while others experience a more gradual decline in their symptoms over a few days or weeks. The relief you get will depend on the specific type and cause of your headache.