If you suffer from migraines, you know how debilitating they can be. The intense headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea can make it impossible to function normally. While there are many different options available to relieve symptoms, from medication to relaxation techniques, you may not have considered chiropractic care for headaches and migraines.
Chiropractic care can be effective at helping people with headaches or migraines. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves. This may help to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. In addition, a chiropractor can help to identify and correct any underlying problems that may be contributing to migraines.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Ease Headaches
Chiropractors can help you manage headaches and migraines by detecting and correcting misalignments in the spine. These misalignments can put pressure on nerves and blood vessels, leading to pain, inflammation, and other problems. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to correct these misalignments, including manual adjustments, spinal manipulation and lifestyle changes to help ease the pain and prevalence of headaches.
The Types of Headaches
Headaches generally respond well to chiropractic care. The techniques your chiropractor will use will depend on the type of headache.
A tension headache, also known as a muscle contraction headache, is a type of headache caused by the tightening of muscles in the head and neck. The pain is usually dull or throbbing, and it may be felt on both sides of the head.
Most people with cluster headaches experience them as sharp and burning pain on either side of the face or around the eyes. They’re called “cluster” headaches because they tend to come in groups or clusters, with one headache attack usually followed by another.
A migraine is an intense, throbbing pain that is often felt deep within your head. Some people also experience nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can be incredibly debilitating and can keep you from carrying out your normal activities.
Cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops from neck issues. It is usually accompanied by neck pain.
A sinus headache is a type of headache that is caused by pressure and congestion in the sinuses. Sinuses are air cavities in the skull that are located behind the cheeks, nasal bones, and eyes. They are usually filled with air, but can become blocked and filled with fluid when infection or allergies occur.
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Relieve Your Headaches With Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct misalignments in the spine, which can often be the root cause of headaches. If you’re interested in booking an appointment with a chiropractor for your headaches or migraines, don’t hesitate to call the team at Mirrabooka Chiropractic on (08) 9468 7828 or submit an online enquiry.
It’s hard to pin point the exact cause. Headaches are a very common problem, and it’s likely that you will experience one at some point in your life. There are a variety of different types of headaches each caused by different reasons. For example, for some people it’s lifestyle related triggers such as stress or diet, others might experience headaches due to misalignments in the spine, poor posture, muscle tension or even as a result of another illness or injury. Basically, anything that stimulates the pain receptors in the head or neck can trigger a headache.
Everyone responds to chiropractic care differently. Some people might notice a greater reduction in the severity of their headaches or migraines after just one chiropractic adjustment whilst others may require more frequent adjustments to notice a reduction.
Though the two words are often used interchangeably, migraines and headaches are actually different conditions. Most people experience a headache every once in a while, but migraine sufferers experience headaches on a more regular basis.
Headaches are usually described as a dull, throbbing pain that affects one area of the head. Migraines, however, can be far more debilitating. In addition to causing a severe headache, migraines can also lead to nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Headaches and migraines can also vary from person to person in terms of symptoms. Regardless of whether you are experiencing regular migraines or headaches, our chiropractors are here to care for you.