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.
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 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.
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.
Tips to prevent headaches
Whilst there are many common headache triggers, what some ways you can avoid headaches? Well here are a couple;
Balanced Diet, avoiding processed sugars
Appropriate hydration levels
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.
Our perth chiropractic Clinics
120 Yellowwood Ave, Harrisdale
Harrisdale Chiropractic is our original Chiropractic and allied health centre. This space has been operating since 2018, and has a fantastic team of healthcare professionals to assist you in reaching your health goals.
100 Everglades Ave, Brabham
Brabham Chiropractic in opened in 2022, and shares health care space with the fantastic team at Whiteman Edge Medical Centre.