Beat headaches, without the need for pain-killers

June 22nd, 2015 | headache | Comments Off

Beat headaches, without the need for pain-killers

When you get a headache, no matter how commonly they occur in your life, are you guilty of simply heading towards the nearest source of pain-killers and popping a couple of pills to numb the pain?

You’re not alone if this is the case. One of the single most common things to do when you get a headache, other than cringing in pain, is to grab drugs to help get rid of it. Of course, this can lead to a whole other range of problems, such as dependence and side effects, which on the whole aren’t that pleasant.

The bottom line is that a headache isn’t only painful, because in its worse form, i.e. a migraine, you can easily be out of action for days, suffering from a range of symptoms and debilitating pain, but the scary thing is that headaches are now so common that we mistakenly think we just have to live with them, a fact of life. This doesn’t have to be the case.

Here at Chatfield Chiropractic we offer an alternative solution to the pain of headaches, without reaching for the pain-killers, and the great news is that this is a low risk, and widely accepted way to help not only reduce the pain and frequency of attacks, but possibly even stop them altogether. Chiropractic treatments, such as manual manipulations to the neck and spine, together with lifestyle advice, and advice on proper posture, could be a simple way for you to break out from the pain of regular headaches, and simply booking an appointment with a Craigieburn chiropractor could be the first step towards a headache-free, and certainly a headache-reduced, future.

Headache-related statistics don’t make for pleasant reading, and according to research conducted by Headache Australia, around 23% of households contain at least one person who regularly suffers from migraines. On top of this, a massive 7 million people suffer from tension headaches on a regular basis.

Of course, it’s important to identify the type of headache a person is experiencing, so treatment can be tailored to that particular type of pain. There are, on the whole, four main types of headache – cervicogenic, tension, cluster, and migraine.

You will have heard of migraines probably more commonly than any of the others, and this is the worst type out there. A debilitating pain, accompanied by symptoms such as visual disturbances, numbness, sensitivity to noise and light, as well as nausea, which can last anything from a few hours to a few days, means anyone regularly suffering from migraines will be happy to find a solution to the problem.

Tension headaches are also very common in our stressful lives, and are characterised by pain at the back of the head, temples, and neck. Chiropractic is very successful in treating this kind of headache.

Whatever your particular type of headache, and no matter how often you experience them, chiropractic could help you, and is a highly effective alternative to powerful and side effect-laden drugs. Call the practice now on Roxburgh Park (03) 9303 9952, or Sunbury (03) 9746 3977 to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation, and look forward to a life free of headache pain.

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