Headaches come in many different forms, tension headaches, toxic headaches, migraine headaches, and headaches associated with people not getting enough sleep and being stressed. Sufferers often struggle through life taking medication and shutting themselves away in a dark room, sometimes for days at a time, every time they are struck down by a headache. Depending on what is causing your headache, determines what type of care you need.
How Chiropractic helps
Patients usually present to a Chiropractor following trying many forms of treatment in an attempt to cure their various types of headaches. Once a patient begins Chiropractic care the spinal corrections they receive can prevent them suffering different types of headaches in the future.
How does chiropractic do this? Adjustments help align your musculoskeletal structure and remove the tension in your body that can lead to headaches.
Causes of migraines
Migraines and headaches are a sign from your body that all is not well; there is an imbalance that needs to be addressed. The exact cause of migraine headaches is not fully understood, but a number of triggers are believed to contribute to them. These include:
- hormonal changes (in women)
- food allergies (e.g. cheese, chocolate, egg, MSG)
- sleeping position
These triggers, particularly stress, can lead to neck, back and shoulder tension, which in turn can lead to a migraine headache.
Identifying migraine headache triggers
If you suffer from migraine headaches, it’s important that you try to identify your triggers. The best way to do this is to keep a diary and record what you ate and did leading up to the migraine headache. This will help you see any patterns. It won’t always be immediately clear what is causing your migraine headaches—it is often a process of elimination. You may even discover that several things are contributing to your migraine headaches.
Once you’ve identified your triggers, you need to learn how to avoid them. This may involve cutting out certain foods or changing certain behaviours.
Contact Hawthorne Chiropractic
If you find that, despite your best efforts, you are still suffering from headaches, please contact our friendly staff at Hawthorne Chiropractic to arrange a suitable appointment time with Nicholas Armitage.
Nicholas is a friendly Chiropractor with years of experience adjusting people with various types of headaches.