There are two main types of headaches: tension headaches and migraine headaches. Tension headaches which make up 75% of cases and are characterised by tight band around the head or a constant dull ache on either one side or both. Migraine headaches, on the other hand, are more serious, and in some cases are debilitating.
Typically, migraines affect one side of the head more and are a severe throbbing or pulsating headache which make you more sensitive to light, sound and smell. While no one knows exactly what causes migraines, the triggers are thought to be: stress, poor posture, muscular tension, loud noises, dehydration and bright lights.
How can a chiropractor help?
While medication is effective for treating the initial acute pain, for ongoing treatment, chiropractic care has proven very successful. In a recent study undertaken at Macquarie University it was found that 72% of migraine suffers experienced either substantial or noticeable improvement with chiropractic treatment.
Typical treatments include: spine adjustments, posture correction, muscle therapy and regular stretches and exercises. A chiropractor can also advise you on how to reduce triggers, prevent the onset of migraines and reduce the severity of symptoms. With a combination of lifestyle strategies, exercise and rehabilitation, you can reclaim your life.
Need chiropractic care for your migraines?
If you are looking for a fully licenced chiropractor to help control your migraines, then contact the Helensvale Chiropractic Centre today. We offer both chiropractic treatment and massage to help improve the way you feel and function. Not only will we treat your symptoms, we will also educate you about clinical causes and provide a wellness plan for ongoing treatment. For more information, call us, or visit our practice in Helensvale, Gold Coast.