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Preventing Headaches and Migraines with Chiropractic


Prevent headaches and migraines through chiropractic techniques
Headache Relief with Chiropractic Techniques

Headaches and migraines are common reasons for consulting a doctor. As much as 90% of people that consult a doctor complain of headaches of which most of these people are female. The severity of headaches can vary greatly from mild irritation to severely debilitating pain. This pain and irritation can alter your mood, productivity, and family life and often results in you having to take unnecessary medication.


Headaches and migraines are the 6th leading cause of disability worldwide and have been linked to changes in structures of the brain. This results in there being over 150 diagnostic categories of headaches. The four most common types of headaches include:


· Tension

· Migraine

· Medication rebound

· Cluster


There may be short-term solutions or temporary relief methods like painkillers, massage oils, lotions, or modulating devices, but unfortunately, they don’t seem to address the underlying cause.


Recent technological advances have found that poor posture is often linked to certain types of pain, including headaches. We are meant to be helped up by our bodies when we are sitting and standing but when we are slumped over a desk, behind the wheel, or looking at our phones for hours on end it creates tension in many different areas of the body. Simply put, our daily routines and as a result, poor posture, are one of the root causes of ongoing headaches and migraines, and painkillers aren't going to make them go away.


By working with the entire body and focusing on the spine we can take the pressure off the body and allow you to hold yourself up and function correctly. We believe in working with you to not only relieve the pain that you are experiencing but to strengthen and support your body, improving your posture and preventing future pain, giving you the ability to reach your maximum potential.


If you're suffering from chronic headaches and migraines, visit us, and let's work together to optimise your health and function.


References

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  4. Clar C, Tsertsvadze A, Court R, Hundt GL, Clarke A, Sutcliffe P. Clinical effectiveness of manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions: systematic review and update of UK evidence report. Chiropr Man Therap. 2014;22(1):12. doi:10.1186/2045-709X-22-12.

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