What is the best treatment for a Headache or a Migraine?
Many people reach for pain medication when looking to get rid of their pounding headaches. While it is true that it can bring some relief, it does not treat the cause of the headache. Instead, medications actually mask the pain and ignore the underlying cause. In time, the next headache appears; and then the next one; and so on.
What are the causes of a Headache or a Migraine?
For a majority of people the cause of their headaches or migraines is actually a spinal alignment problem. Let me explain.
Normally, when viewed from the side, the neck should be positioned directly over the shoulders. The farther the head sticks out, the more it will pinch the nerves and it can set of a headache or migraine.
Many people spend long hours working in front of a computer, laptop or mobile phone and it is the constant looking down, that tends to make things worse.
What are the symtoms of a Tension Headache or a Migraine Headache?
A tension headache is often described as a:
- Squeezing Pain
- Gripping Pain
- Wraps around the whole head
A migraine headache is often described as a:
- Throbbing pain
- Pounding pain
- Affect only one side of the head
- Light sensitivity
- Eye pain
Sometimes you can also have neck pain, tingling, numbness or weakness down the arm and into the fingers. This is a sign that the nerves in the neck are getting really compressed and you should start with the treatment as soon as you can.
What is the best treatment for a Headache or a Migraine Headache?
When it comes to treating the headache, we also need to address the cause of it.
In a most of cases, headaches and migraines are caused by reduced motion in the neck joints. When the neck joints don’t move well, they will pinch the nerves as they exit and it can set of a headache. As Chiropractors we get the spine moving well and we help our patients to correct their forward head posture. When both of these things happen the headaches will subside relatively quickly.
Our patients often report that they no longer need to take Panadol to get them through their day. They know how they can help themselves at home and come in for an occasional treatment to keep the spine moving well to prevent future episodes. Now they feel great, focus well at work and can spend their valuable time with the people they love. The days where they call in sick are gone too.
If you want to get rid your headaches quickly and start a new chapter in your life then book your appointment right now.