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Headaches are not normal!

A headache can come in many types and forms. They are very familiar to most people. But they all have a cause and they are not normal.

The most common headache usually starts toward  the end of the day and presents as pain at the back of the head and neck. We call that a tension headache.

Pain above the cheek beside the nose and/or above the eyebrow and associated with flu/virus or hay fever is more likely sinus headache.

Stress headache can develop from clenching your teeth or TMJ disorders and can refer pain up the side of the head.

Other types are hormonal headaches, eye strain headache, rebound headache and of course migraines.

What you can do about Headaches.

Most tension Headaches respond to light massage around the base of the head, neck and shoulders.

Ice therapy can also reduce symptoms when applied correctly to the neck and head.

Pain relief will more than likely cover the symptoms temporarily.

Long standing recurring Headaches are often more likely not nasty and much more likely to be the result of poor posture and bad biomechanics in the upper back and neck. These headaches are relatively simple to assess and usually respond well to care.

That said, if a headache is the result of poor posture and upper back dysfunction it may be wise to have your spine professional assessed and get to the underlying cause naturally.

A chiropractor is well placed to help.

If other treatments you have tried have not helped then it’s time to try a Gonstead Chiropractor. Using the Gonstead system can make the difference.

If you have any more questions why not give us a call 02 9630 1049


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