Headaches and migraines are two of the most common types of pain that people experience. In fact, Migraines are considered to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide. They are very common in Australia and almost 5 million people are estimated to have the neurological condition, of which 400,000 are found to have chronic migraines. While headaches and migraines can be caused by a variety of factors, many people find relief through chiropractic care.
Chiropractic treatment for migraines is a common “go to” for chronic sufferers. Co-managing with your medical doctor is a wise pathway to symptomatic relief. Doctors can provide some symptomatic relief with the varying pharmaceuticals options available. Whilst your Chiropractor can assist you with reducing any mechanical triggers from your neck or mid back.
We have seen great results in the clinic, co-managing the case with a GP or Neurologist.
Migraine or Headache?
Migraines and headaches are two different things. But you can suffer both at the same time. They both can be debilitating and significantly affect a person’s daily life. Often leading to an inability to work for some sufferers. The pain associated with migraines is accompanied by other symptoms than just head pain. Flickering or black spots in your vision, sensitivity to noise and sound can also come on during your migraine. Often a trigger occurs in migraines such as artificial light, stress, neck pain, preservative or other foods/compounds.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines
One of the main ways a chiropractor can help with headaches and migraines is through spinal adjustments. A misalignment in the spine can put pressure on the nerves in the neck, leading to headaches and migraines. A chiropractor can realign the spine and reduce this pressure, leading to relief from headache or your migraine pain.
In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors may also use muscle therapy techniques, such as trigger point therapy and myofascial release, to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders. This can help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines.
Chiropractors may also recommend lifestyle changes to help prevent headaches and migraines. This may include improving posture, reducing stress, and changing sleeping habits.
Non-Invasive and Safe:
One of the main benefits of chiropractic care for headaches and migraines is that it is non-invasive and safe. Unlike medication, which can have side effects, or surgery, which is often a last resort, chiropractic care uses natural techniques to provide relief from pain. This means that there are typically no adverse side effects, and that it is a low-risk solution for those who are looking for a drug-free way to manage their headaches and migraines.
Consult with a Chiropractor:
If you are struggling with headaches or migraines, it is important to consult with a chiropractor. A chiropractor can provide a thorough evaluation of your condition and recommend a course of treatment that is right for you. In addition, they can monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed to ensure that you are getting the best possible care. At Waterloo Chiropractic, you will come across a friendly, dedicated and professional clinic that prides itself on ensuring you have an excellent clinical experience.
How Waterloo Chiropractic Can Help
Waterloo Chiropractic is a musculo-skeletal focused healthcare clinic. We are focused on our patient’s healthcare by providing the highest standards of Chiropractic musculo-skeletal care.
Dan, Ben and Sue are very experienced and have assisted people with acute injury to the spine or case management where strength and conditioning, activity modification and ongoing treatment is required.
The clinic handles minor problems that respond rapidly to treatment and also severe pains that require management with other health care professionals like physiotherapists, massage therapists, sports doctors and orthopaedic surgeons.
Waterloo Chiropractic can help with headaches through a combination of spinal adjustments, muscle therapy, and lifestyle changes. If you are looking for a natural, non-invasive solution for your headaches, consider visiting Waterloo Chiropractic today.
If you have a question, feel free to email or call the clinic, we can organise a call back from one of our experienced chiropractors. When it comes to your spine or joints, there is no such thing as a silly question. We are here to help!Read more