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Chiropractic Treatment For
Headaches

Due to large portion of Perth's population working in high stress and / or sedentary jobs, our Perth Chiropractors consult daily with patients that are requiring treatment for their headaches. Most types of headaches can be managed conservatively with chiropractic intervention. It is important to get the appropriate diagnosis for your type of headache, so you can find the most effective treatment for your headache.

Whilst it is important to educate yourself on the best way to manage headaches, it is important that you do not have to live with frequent headaches. Please remember your Perth Chiropractors near you are here to help you.

 

If you would like to make to an appointment discuss treatment for your frequent headaches, please contact us via one of our many channels. Alternatively head to our online booking portal at harrisdalechiropractic.com. Appointments are available with both our experienced Chiropractors and Remedial Massage Therapists to assist with headaches. 

Common Types of Headaches

Whilst there are over 300 different types of headaches, the most common Perth Chiropractors consult for are Cervicogenic, Tension Type and Migraines. Each type of headache has differing symptoms, and it is important to consult with your Perth Chiropractor near you to obtain an appropriate diagnosis.

 

Cervicogenic Headaches

Stiffness and tightness that has developed in the muscles and vertebrae of the upper neck is usually the origin. You can frequently find the pain will start at the base of your neck, and can have the potential to radiate forwards. Pain in the neck, around the eyes and other parts of the face are generally associated symptoms of this type of headache. Our experienced Perth Chiropractors also commonly find patients experiencing cervicogenic headaches have reduced mobility in their neck. Chiropractic Adjustments are a common and effective treatment for this kind of headache. 

 

Tension Type Headaches

Sometimes considered the most common type of headache, our experienced Perth Chiropractors frequently consult with patients experiencing tension type headaches. These patients commonly feel band like pain that radiates across the front of the forehead. Stress, whether it be physical or emotional, is generally a large contributing factor to these headaches coming on. Our experienced Perth Chiropractors often find patients that experience this type of headache, will also have musculoskeletal symptoms similar to that of a cervicogenic headache.
 

Migraines

Migraines can be painful and disorienting, and are another common type of headache. Patients will often experience throbbing pain, and can have any combination of associated symptoms from vision loss vomiting, sensitivity to light and/or dizziness. Migraines can also be further categorised into Migraines with or without Aura. It is important to consult with the Perth Chiropractor near you if you believe you are experiencing migraines.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Headaches

Chiropractic Adjustments are the main therapy provided by our Chiropractors to treat headaches. Chiropractic adjustments aim to restore movement to the vertebrae in your spine, which may have become stiff and not be moving effectively. Most common types of headaches can result in restriction of the vertebrae in your neck, and increase muscle tension in both the neck and your shoulders. For this reason our Chiropractors will often combine Chiropractic Adjustments with Soft Tissue Therapies such as Dry Needling, Trigger Point Therapy or Percussive Therapy (Theragun), to assist in effectively relieving your headache symptoms. 

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Tips to Prevent Headaches

Whilst there are many common headache triggers, what some ways you can avoid headaches? Well here are a couple;
 

  • Decreasing Stress

  • Balanced Diet, avoiding processed sugars

  • Appropriate hydration levels

  • Regular Exercise

  • Reducing excess body fat

  • Appropriate amounts of sleep

  • Avoiding sitting in on position for extended periods of time

 

If you find are using these tips to relieve headaches, that your headache is still persistent, it is important to consult with the experienced Perth Chiropractor near you. Our Chiropractors will be able to assist in diagnosis and utilise custom treatments to relieve your headache.