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Headache Care at Barham Chiropractic

man with headacheSeeking to stop the pounding and start the healing? Perhaps you’re tired of having to take OTC pain relievers to address your discomfort or find that you miss out on activities you enjoy because of your headaches. You’re far from alone.

This common ailment can range from mildly discomforting to severely debilitating. Among the various types, tension and migraines are frequently encountered by many individuals.

Tension-type ones often stem from neck dysfunction, leading to muscle spasms around the head, creating a sensation akin to a vice squeezing the skull. On the other hand, migraines present with more severe symptoms, including sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and visual disturbances.

While cluster headaches are relatively rare, some people experience this type of severe and extremely painful headache. This type typically occurs in cyclical patterns or clusters and is characterised by sudden, intense pain, usually around one eye or on one side of the head.

How Chiropractic May Help

Assessments conducted by our chiropractors typically involve evaluating range of motion, whether there’s swelling around the joint, muscle spasms, and pain location to identify the underlying issues contributing to headaches.

Chiropractic care at Barham Chiropractic offers a non-invasive and valuable approach to managing headaches, particularly those of cervicogenic and tension-type origins. By addressing neck dysfunction and spinal misalignments through gentle adjustments, our chiropractors can alleviate muscle tension and improve nerve function, which may help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches.

The Importance of Lifestyle Modifications

In addition to getting chiropractic care, here are lifestyle modifications that may help relieve or prevent your pain:
Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help prevent dehydration, a common trigger for headaches, and promote overall wellbeing.

  • Reduce caffeine intake: Gradually reducing your caffeine consumption can minimise withdrawal headaches and stabilise your body’s caffeine tolerance.
  • Stop smoking: Quitting smoking can improve your circulation and reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches linked to nicotine.
  • Limit alcohol consumption: Drinking alcohol in moderation, or not at all, can prevent hangover headaches and reduce migraines triggered by alcohol.
  • Improve your diet: Adopting a balanced diet rich in whole foods can prevent headaches by maintaining stable blood sugar levels and providing essential nutrients. It’s also important to recognise any dietary triggers such as aged cheeses, red wine and chocolate.

Take That First Step Towards Relief

Schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors today to start your journey towards relief and an improved quality of life.

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