How often are you getting headaches, if its more than once or twice a month it’s too often!

Did you know that there is no such thing as a “Headache tablet”? These are simply pain killers the temporarily mask the pain of headaches but don’t solve the root cause.

Chiropractic care addresses the underlying cause of your headache to provide lasting relief.

Migraines and tension headaches are the most common forms of headache and Chiropractic care is shown to be effective at treating both!

  • Migraine: light and sound sensitivity, often preceded by an aura.
  • Tension: triggered by stress, anxiety, dehydration and posture, almost everyone will experience a tension headache during their life

At ChiroPlus we utilise spinal manipulation to mobilise and release painful, dysfunctional joints, and dry needling, massage, ischemic compression, and stretching to release muscle spasm and resolve tension.

When we combine these techniques with postural improvement, education, exercise and better ergonomics, then we address both the symptoms and causes and we can effectively treat the headache.

If you are suffering from regular or persistent headaches then ChiroPlus may have the answer for you.

What could be causing my hedaches?

Leading causes of headaches include:

  • Overuse of prescription medication, often causing “bounce-back” headaches
  • Certain foods like coffee, cheese and alcohol
  • Poor posture, particularly long hours of sitting or standing with the head in a forward position, eg. staring at your computer at work.

At ChiroPlus headaches are one of the most common conditions we treat, with the vast majority being Tension-type, and these are most often successfully treated with massage, dry needling, and spinal manipulation.

Tension headaches originate from tight muscles in the neck and shoulders. These muscles are aggravated by poor posture, hours spent working at a desk or computer, or a poor nights sleep with the wrong pillow. Occasionally trauma such as whiplash from a car accident can trigger spasm in these muscles too.

When these muscles are tight or spastic they can refer pain up the neck into the back of the head, or in a tight band around the head and into the eyes.