Before looking for a remedy for a headache, it is important to understand the origin of the pain. Poor posture or injury often forces the vertebrae out of balance. Help from a Sydney chiropractor can provide relief of one’s headaches.
When the spine is out of balance, vertebrae and other structures can place pressure on the nerves. These nerves send pain signals from the muscles that surround the head and neck and cause pain. Chiropractors help to align the spine and relax muscles causing the pain to subside. As balance is restored, injuries both recent and those from many years ago may heal and reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.
The pain comes in many varieties, including tension headaches and migraines. Tension headaches include moderate pain on each side of the head. Often the pain feels like something squeezing the head to cause pain. Migraines cause a throbbing pain that is often more severe. Migraine sufferers may experience vision problems, loss of appetite and nausea.
While many headaches are related to spinal misalignment, others are related to other causes. Caffeine, stress, lack of nutrients and allergies can all cause pain in one’s head. Some headaches are indicators of deeper problems, so it is important to have a health care professional provide an examination.
Chiropractic doctors conduct physical, neurological and orthopedic tests to determine the condition of a patient’s spine. The DC may use a palpation test to locate irregularities in one’s spine that result in headaches. Sometimes tests such as x-rays are used to determine the cause. Once the results from all tests are gathered, the chiropractic doctor develops a plan for therapy that encourages the body to heal naturally.
A Sydney chiropractor does not prescribe medicine for headaches. Instead the DC uses gentle and non-invasive procedures that allow the body to heal naturally. Many have found chiropractic care very successful in relieving headache pain.