Headaches and Chiropractic

 

If you have a headache, you’re not alone!

Nine out of ten people in Australia will suffer a headache throughout their life. Some are occasional, some more frequent, some cause debilitating recurrent migraine and dizziness. Some estimates suggest that 25% of people have headaches right now! Unfortunately some of us think its a normal part of life. Our Chiropractors in Berwick see this all too often.

What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative.

We know that stress, toxic fumes, certain foods and preservatives and even alcohol can cause headaches. However, the MOST common and overlooked cause of headaches is the tension of muscles and malfunction/subluxation of the spinal bones in the neck and upper back. These ‘more common’ headaches are caused by our sedentary lifestyle, poor postures, long term sitting in front of the computer or iPad etc. Sometimes even bumps, falls or accidents.

Research shows that spinal adjustments – the primary form of care provided by a Chiropractor – can be an effective, safe & natural treatment option for tension type headache and headaches that originate in the neck and upper back.

A specific report in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal adjustments resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly less side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.

So, if you suffer from headaches or migraine and want a safe natural alternative, we at Family Chiropractic Berwick may be able to help you achieve the goals you need. We have been helping people with headaches in Berwick, Pakenham and surrounds for over 11 years now. Call us on 9796-1799 or visit www.familychiro.com.au/contact-us/ to get in contact with one of our friendly receptionist.

Dr. Danny Ziakas

Danny joined the practice in January 2005 and has been paramount in its success and growth. He has taken a keen interest and regularly attends conferences in field of Sports Chiropractic, and Paediatric Chiropractic.