CHIROPRACTIC CONDITIONS

Headaches & Migraines

A painful sensation in any part of the head, ranging from sharp to dull, that may occur with other symptoms.

Are you seeking relief from Headaches or Migraines?

Whether your headaches occur occasionally or frequently, you are not alone and don’t have to suffer in silence. It has been estimated that around 7 million Australians experience tension-type headaches.

There are many different types of headaches with different causes. It is important to work out what type of headache you have to be able to recommend the best care.

At Precisely Chiropractic Hobart, we take the time to do a thorough history and examination to find out what is causing your discomfort so we can recommend the most suitable care.

What you may be experiencing

There are many ways one will experience a headache, migraine, or a referred pain from a headache. Some of them may include

  • Dull, aching or throbbing pain
  • Persistent pain that can vary from mild to excruciating
  • Feeling of tightness or pressure
  • Visual impacts such as blurred vision or visual disturbances
  • Tender and tight muscles
  • Trouble concentrating and difficulty sleeping
  • Jaw pain or jaw tightness

Causes of Headaches

The key to helping you feel better is to discover the underlying cause of your headaches. Some of the common causes of headaches include:

  • Spinal Dysfunction
  • Poor Posture
  • Text Neck / Looking down on devices for too long
  • Dehydration
  • Whiplash from a motor vehicle accident or a fall
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Side effects from drugs (eg. alcohol or caffeine) or medication

What may happen if you ignore the Headaches?

If you are a regular sufferer of headaches it is likely that your headache will subside in time, usually minutes to hours, but may return depending on the cause and factors that caused it.

If your headaches are a result of poor spinal function, it is likely that the headaches may continue to return if nothing is done to improve the function or reduce the aggravating factors.

Regular headaches can interfere with your life affecting daily living, sleep and ability to concentrate, especially at work.

How can we help with Headaches and Migraines

We understand that living with regular headaches can be frustrating and annoying, affecting your quality of life. We strive to improve the function of your spine and body using natural, non-invasive techniques.

Through thorough history and examination, these will give us clues to the underlying cause of your headache.

Most commonly, pressure on the nerves in the neck is often a cause of headache and migraine pain with clinical studies showing chiropractic to be a gentle and effective treatment.

By manipulating the vertebrae in your neck, we may be able to release pressure on your nerves which may be causing your headache or migraine.

If you need relief from headache and migraine pain, contact us today at (03) 6289 6885 to talk to us or Book an Appointment Online now.