Headache & Migraine

Migraine and Headache Treatment Chatswood

Death, taxes, and…headaches?

Nearly everyone experiences some form of a headache at some point in their life, and over 50% of people will deal with the effects of headaches in a given year. Migraine and tension-type headache are the most prevalent of the headache disorders. They both have disabling potential, and have the greatest impact on public health.

It has been estimated that over 11.9 million Australians are commonly affected with headache and migraine, with nearly all the migraine and 60% of the tension type headache sufferers experiencing not only the pain and disability of the headache and migraine, but more importantly the here is a reduction in their overall social activities and their work capacity. This effects their life; their lifestyle; their relationships and their livelihood.

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But What Causes Headache and Migraines?

A variety of factors can cause headaches, many being lifestyle factors, patterns and bad habits that you can control.

One of the most common causes of headaches is the medication prescribed to treat headaches! The overuse and the dependence of many over the counter medications is a leading factor in a refractory (or bounce-back) headache.  This is why pills and medication might not be the best option for care. Many tension headaches start when there is repetitive motion and poor posture while standing or sitting at work; overuse of electronic devices such as computers and phones; a lack of movement and motion; and even bad sleeping posture.

Some of these events create misalignment in the vertebra, leading to tension in the soft tissues such as the ligaments, the discs and the muscles.  This vertebral misalignment, known to Chiropractors as a subluxation, can also lead to a change in the neurological patterns causing headache and over time can even lead to degenerative or arthritic changes to your vertebra.

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Most Common Forms

The most common forms of headache are migraines, tension and cluster headaches. To find the best way to look after your headache, knowing what kind of headache you’re dealing with is the first step.

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Migraine

These headaches are most commonly classified by their light and/or sound sensitivity and nausea.  There are about 1/3rd of people who will experience an aura before the onset of a migraine.

Tension

This is the most common form of headache, with most people experiencing this form of headache during their life. Stress, dehydration, anxiety and posture can trigger a tension headache.

Cluster

This affects men more than women.  These headaches cause severe pain behind or around the eye and can last anywhere between 15 minutes to 3 hours!

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How Does Chiropractic Help?

To unpack the root cause, our in-depth Consultation and Examination process helps to determine if Chiropractic Care is the best course of action to help you with your headache and migraine.

Chiropractic care helps to correct the postural changes and muscle tension which are some of the leading causes of migraine headaches. Chiropractic care, including gentle spinal adjustments to help realign the spine and take pressure off the nerves and soft tissues; advice on changing out the bad headache creating habits; and rehabilitation exercises has been shown to help improve headache and migraine outcomes. Research has shown a reduction in the frequency, severity and duration of headaches for people under Chiropractic care.

Imagine what your life would be like, what you could do, and what you could achieve if you could reduce or eliminate your chronic headaches!

Life is hard when you are sick and run down, yet it becomes easier when you are healthy and strong.  Chiropractic care makes you strong!