MIGRAINES AND HEADACHES

Headaches are one of the most common illnesses in Australia, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time. Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong. The continual use of pain medication to combat headaches is akin to removing the warning light that alerts you to a problem in your car!

If you’re looking for a safe and natural way to reduce or eliminate headaches, including migraine headaches, then chiropractic treatment may be right for you. The successful approach employed by experienced practitioners like Dr. Shane Hennig, Toorak Gardens Chiropractor, avoids the use of medication and focuses on helping your body to heal itself.

Why should you endure the harmful effects of strong medication or risk of dependence when a therapeutic chiropractic adjustment, healthy diet and adequate sleep could help you heal naturally?

Migraine headaches can be triggered by some items in your diet (like caffeine) or your lifestyle (sudden weight loss, stress or lack of sleep). At your initial consultation Dr. Shane Hennig will ask you questions about your diet and sleep patterns, what according to you triggers an attack, and get to know your symptoms. You will be offered highly personalised migraine therapy based on the detailed diagnosis of your condition.

Simple dietary adjustments, realignment of your neck and spine through various physical therapies, exercise and the introduction of appropriate vitamins can work like magic. We have helped many individuals in Toorak Gardens reduce or eliminate these painful headaches through our chiropractic migraine therapy.

If you’re a sufferer of headaches or migraines, you don’t need convincing that they’re one of the most painful, debilitating conditions you could possibly suffer. There are many different names for headaches, such as cephalgia, migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches.

A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the of irritation to the nerves that affect the head, neck and face, this nerve irritation can come from spinal and cranial misalignments (subluxations). When spinal nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated, they can produce throbbing headaches. Medications may cover up these warning signs, but do not correct the underlying structural cause.

Stressors that can course headaches:

Physical stress eg. Not enough exercise and movement in our daily lives, computer and ipad/tablet work, holding the head in one position for sustained periods, incorrect pillow height, falls and knocks and bumps on the head and tailbone, incorrect lifting at work or at the gym.

In childhood physical stress can be a result of intra uterine constraint, birth trauma, forceps, vacuum extraction, falls, bumps, and nowadays, computers iPads and tablets are a notable source of physical stress.

Mental stress e.g. Not enough sleep, home, family and work stress, unreasonable expectations of what is possible in a day, exams, over commitment to others, not enough personal time especially for parents, poor mental attitude.

Chemical stress e.g. Daily consumption of processed and fast foods, not to mention the numerous chemicals man made and natural that we are exposed to on a daily basis.

Clinical studies have deemed chiropractic migraine relief as an extremely effective and natural form of treatment that has no harmful side effects. Please call your Chiropractor at Body Focus Chiropractic on (08) 8331 1888 or visit our clinic at 425 Portrush Road in Toorak Gardens for more information.