Headache and Migraine Relief with Chiropractic
Chiropractic may reduce the severity and frequency of your headaches.
Headaches and migraines are a serious health concern and cause problems for many people. People right across Parramatta and Sydney regularly visit their local chiropractor, often seeking relief from their headache and migraine pain.
In some cases, migraines can cause extreme pain and may leave people unable to function. In other cases, reoccurring headache pain over periods of time may indicate an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Fortunately, many people benefit from care when it comes to addressing their headache problems.
How may Chiropractic Help?
At New World Chiro in Parramatta, we don’t want to just relieve the symptoms of certain types of headache pain without addressing the underlying cause. We want to work with you to provide long term solutions to your pain.
Chiropractic is different. Chiropractic works to identify the underlying cause of certain types of headache and migraine pain. If the cause of your headache and migraine pain is due to a spinal misalignment, muscle tension or nerve interference, chiropractic may help.
A recent study by Bryans R et al. 2011 concluded that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches. Several studies concluded that chiropractic reduces headaches and migraines by as much as 90% and 68% respectively. For some headache types, like tension headaches, there is not enough evidence to conclude benefits from chiropractic care.
Common Headache Types
What are the most common type of headaches that chiropractic may help with?
- Cervicogenic headaches: originates with a dysfunction in the neck (cervical spine) and are characterised by pain at the base of the skull and down the neck, sometimes extending to behind the eyes. Symptoms include dizziness and neck pain. These types of headaches can be common after car accidents.
- Migraine headaches: misalignments along the spine can cause a variety of migraine type headaches. Stress, car accidents and muscle tightness can trigger migraines.
- Tension headaches: these are the most common types of headaches and can be caused by a variety of things including muscle spasms, tension, stress and emotional upheaval and food allergies.
The most commonly prescribed medication to treat headaches, pain killers, will only temporarily relieve symptoms of pain. They do not work to correct the underlying causes of headaches.
Each week, over 200,000 Australians regularly visit their local Chiropractor
Chiropractic commonly helps address many cases of headache and migraine pain. Book in for a full chiropractic checkup to see if we can help with your headache pain today.