Headaches and Migraines
Headaches are a common complaint that chiropractors receive from people of all ages. What do you do when you experience a headache or migraine that just won’t go away? Do you carry on as though nothing may be wrong? Lie down? Take a pill and hope the pain goes away? There may be better solutions, and this page will discuss chiropractic for headache and migraine management.
At Our Family Chiropractor, we may be able to help with your headache or migraine concern.
What are Common Causes for Headaches?
According to Harvard Health, headaches may be caused by a variety of different factors and reasons, including:
- Musculoskeletal issues such as tension in your neck, forward head posture or similar conditions
- A lack of sleep or irregular sleeping patterns
- Fatigue or hunger
- Excessive consumption of caffeinated drinks or alcohol
Before pursuing a treatment method for your headache, it is important to consult with a health professional so that they may diagnose the cause of your problem and recommend appropriate care options.
How may Chiropractors Help with Headaches?
Chiropractors are university trained for five years, and are skilled at diagnosing the different types of headaches. Once diagnosed, we can then determine whether chiropractic care may be helpful to you.
In line with Australian Chiropractors Association’s (ACA) regulations, chiropractors use specific, gentle spinal adjustments to help alleviate headaches and can also provide lifestyle advice on helping to prevent their recurrence.
While some headache types have common triggers such as poor posture, spinal problems, emotional stressors or chemical stressors, in other types of headaches, the cause may be unknown.
Your chiropractor will be able to educate you about the type of headache you are experiencing and whether chiropractic care may be of help to you. In the case that chiropractic care may not address your headache problems, chiropractors may refer you off to another health care professional for additional treatment.
However, if it is determined that Chiropractic care can help you, chiropractors may then check and perform a series of chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological tests along with a posture check and nervous system scans to determine how chiropractic adjustments may be best applied on you.
The outcome of thorough testing will help us determine how exactly we can address your headaches. Oftentimes, chiropractic care involves restoring joint motion through a chiropractic adjustment, as well as a prescription of stretching and strengthening exercises. Lifestyle advice may also be very helpful when it comes to headaches.
At Our Family Chiropractor, we strive to deliver all such headache and pain services for our patients to help them on their journey back to health.
Can chiropractors help with headaches?
Yes! Depending on the cause of your headache, we can help you with resolving your headaches. Our role as a Chiropractor is to first diagnose the type of headache you are having. Headaches can often be addressed with Chiropractic adjustments, stretches, exercises and lifestyle advice. If we diagnose a type of headache that we can’t help, we’ll let you know that too and refer you off for the appropriate care.
Can an adjustment help headaches?
Yes! A Chiropractic adjustment to resolve the symptom of headaches is one of the top 3 reasons people seek a Chiropractor. If the cause of your headache is biomechanical, and lifestyle related then we can help you. A Chiropractic adjustment’s purpose is to restore appropriate joint motion, which can improve nervous system function. This can often help resolve a headache.
How do you make a tension headache go away?
Tension headaches can be helped in a variety of ways. A thorough assessment is the first step to receiving an accurate diagnosis of tension headaches. Depending on what is specifically occuring for you, a specific treatment can be applied to address the cause of your tension headaches. This may involve a Chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue release, exercises, stretches and lifestyle advice. For each client, individual circumstances are investigated and addressed when helping tension headaches.
At Our Family Chiropractor, Dr. Kerry Falzon (Chiropractor) is experienced in addressing headache and migraine issues. Get in touch by calling us at (02) 9527 6492 or visiting our clinic at Suite 6/17 Surf Rd, Cronulla NSW 2230.
Dr. Kerry Falzon (Chiropractor) is the principal chiropractor and founder of Our Family Chiropractor. Kerry studied a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree and followed this up with a Master of Chiropractic. Kerry has a passion for natural healthcare, particularly helping her clients achieve optimal nervous system health and spinal function. Areas of clinical interest include care for pregnant women, paediatric care, newborns, mums, dads, grandparents & athletes.