Goodbye headaches via chiropractic solutions

By October 1, 2014 Headache

Unhappy Depressed WomanMillions of People suffer from headaches. In your high-speed, instant-fix world, the typical reaction is to pop a painkiller or two and hope it goes away.

The first thing to say about the Keysborough chiropractic approach is that it is extremely safe. Having seen many patients who suffer from all kinds of headaches, our Chiropractors can readily identify the kind of headache from which you are suffering. Most of them stem from what we call mechanical causes. It may be the nerves and muscles around the neck or around the skull are damaged or under stress. It may be trigger points that suddenly turn on the pain. It may be muscular contractions. A very small percentage – less than 1 % – will indicate a serious condition and you will be referredto the appropriate medical specialist.

In Keysborough chiropractic, they identify the causes of pain and treat them. This is a very different approach to the symptomatic reaction that has you reaching for the painkillers. By identifying the cause of the problem we can make it go away. The majority of headaches fall into three different categories:

  1. Cervicogenic is literally a pain in the neck, a condition that is caused by muscle injuries in the neck,
  2. Myofascial headaches stem from contracted knots around the skull and, finally, what we call
  3. Tension headaches come from stress and/or misalignment of the neck and the spine

So the first thing we will do is discover the source of the pain and thereby identify the type of headache.

Some of these headaches may be the result of a trauma such as whiplash from a car accident or a sport injury. They may be “repetitive strain injuries” brought on by sitting in front of a computer all day or talking on the phone a lot, resulting in poor posture. A lot of the people we see have been everywhere and tried everything and just haven’t been able to get their headaches sorted.

It is precisely in this area that the Keysborough chiropractic approach can achieve almost miraculous results. Treatment may include adjustments to normalize the function of your spine, advice on lifestyle and nutritional changes to help prevent further recurrences.

Contact us now to learn about all of our chiropractic services as well as to find out how you can get your FREE consultation with our chiropractors. Call today at 8658 4098 or email us at admin@prwc.com.au.