HEADACHE & MIGRAINE

Helping Headaches & Migraines in Rhodes, Concord, Concord West, Ryde, Putney, Meadowbank, Wentworth Point, Newington & Liberty Grove

 

Dynamic Spine Clinic in Rhodes provide help for headache and migraine sufferers.  We also proudly service the local areas of Concord West, Liberty Grove, North Ryde, Putney, Homebush Bay, Newington, North Strathfield, Breakfast Point, Concord, Ermington, Macquarie Park and Ryde.

Headache is one of the most common illnesses in Australia, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time. Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong.  The continual use of pain medication to combat headaches is akin to removing the warning light that alerts you to a problem in your car!  Medication doesn’t solve your headache, it simply offers a short term solution to dull the pain.

Migraines are a particular type of headache most likely caused from problems with the nerves and blood vessels of the head and neck. A migraine is usually characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe headaches, and nausea. Migraine headaches typically last from 4-72 hours. They may occur as often as several times a week to only once a year.

Migraine headaches affect about 15% of the population and are 3 times more common in women than men.  There is a very strong familial relationship with migraines.

 

Types of Headache

 

Tension headaches and migraine are the most common forms of headache and cluster headaches are most rare.  Other types of headache include sinus headache, rebound headache and exertion headache.

 

Causes of Headache

 

Headaches can result due to a variety of reasons including stress, poor posture, accidents, medications, environmental factors such as strong odours & pollution and dietary irregularities.

Perhaps one of the most overlooked cause of migraine and tension headache is due to nerve irritation in the upper neck caused by poorly functioning spinal joints – Vertebral dysfunction.  Since the nerves of the upper neck supply areas of the scalp and face, irritation to these nerves can and often lead to headache.

 

Assessment of Headache

 

Your chiropractor will carefully analyse potential headache &/or migraine triggers and perform a detailed history, orthopaedic, neurological and spinal examination to determine the cause of your headache.  Further diagnostic testing such as X-Ray or MRI may also be required.  Upon arriving at a specific diagnosis, your care can begin.

 

Relief From Headache

 

Chiropractic is an extremely effective treatment for headaches and migraines.  By carefully restoring proper movement to the spinal joints of the neck, your chiropractor  is able to significantly reduce the presence of nerve irritation and muscle tension helping to alleviate the cause of your headaches.

Please contact us to arrange your comprehensive headache assessment and begin your journey towards living a life without headaches!  We look forward to hearing from you!