Drug-Free Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches

Do you suffer from chronic headaches? If so, are you tired of continuously having to get pain killers? Chiropractic care is a safe alternative to medication in reducing headache pain.

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Headaches affect just about everyone at some point or the other. Some people only experience pain behind the eyes or in one part of their head, others experience a pounding sensation inside their entire head, and some even experience nausea. The pain itself can be dull or sharp and may last anywhere from a few minutes to as long as a few days. Fortunately, very few headaches have serious underlying causes, but those that do require urgent medical attention.

There are a number of things that can spark chronic headaches. For example cervicogenic headaches which are caused by disorders in the neck. Cervicogenic headaches are frequently the result of injury or trauma and give similar symptoms of migraines and tension headaches.

Chiropractic Treatments Can Help Relieve Chronic Headaches

According to recent studies, chiropractic adjustments help offer substantial relief to persons suffering from cervicogenic headaches – headaches caused by a neck disorder. The study did a comparison between the effects of chiropractic treatment and light massage for patients with cervicogenic headaches. Noticeable improvement was shown with patients who received chiropractic adjustments as opposed to those who received light massages. The chiropractic patients experienced less pain and a greater reduction in headaches. The chiropractic patients also discovered that they encountered fewer headaches during their lives and were less disabled by them than in the past.

It was concluded that chiropractic treatments had a distinct clinical advantage over light massage when it comes to treating headaches. There are real, lasting benefits for people with chronic headaches through chiropractic.

Simple Tips for Helping Stress Headaches

Are you tired of debilitating headaches ruining your day? Or are they actually ruining your life? You can’t get anything done when your head starts pounding, and your head’s been pounding for days. All you can do is sleep or pop pills – temporary fixes. That isn’t normal, quality living. You’re suffering from stress headaches. Certain foods, poor sleep, bad ergonomics, and emotional and physical stressors are all contributors to stress headaches.

Here are some simple tips to help you along your journey to a life with fewer headaches:

  • Talk to a chiropractor: Remember, a badly aligned spine can be the cause of headaches, along with other issues. When you consult a chiropractor, you can get a thorough examination and analysis of your spine and nervous system, and then he or she can work with you to address the cause of your issues (no drugs included).
  • Hydrate yourself: Maybe you need to get hydrated. This can cause your headaches. You need to remember to drink about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. You can use lemon or cucumber to make it a little more interesting to drink. Walk with your bottle of water everywhere.
  • Don’t stress so much: Not only does this cause your constant headaches, but it also contributes to health risks. 
  • Relax: Learn some stress management techniques and recharge with healthy physical activities. 
  • Naturally reduce inflammation: Eat foods which are whole and unprocessed. Eat foods like nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. Stay away from artificial sweeteners, additives and MSG.
  • Do your own food sensitivity test: Pay attention to the foods that seem to trigger your headaches easily. These are what food sensitivities are. When you realize what foods trigger your headaches, you can stay away from them.

Try these steps and see how well they work for you. If you want to see a chiropractor in the GTA to help your headache problem naturally, then give Stouffville Health Centre a call. We can help you with headache pain relief and with getting back to a healthy life.

Chiropractic Help for Migraines in Stouffville

Many people think migraines are just a simple headache, but they’re actually not. Migraines can be DEBILITATING! According to MayoClinic.org, migraines “can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of the head.” And migraines are usually followed by side effects such as:

  • Severe pain that lasts for hours or even days
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme sensitivity to light, sound and motion

Migraines aren’t your regular headaches. Most people depend on the use of pharmaceuticals to help keep migraines under control, but these meds can also come with their very own side effects.

Alternative Migraine Treatment

Fortunately, there is an alternative approach to migraines – chiropractic. In a 2012 study, it was found that there was a 68% reduction in a migraine’s intensity when chiropractic adjustments and massages were administered to individuals. Gentle massaging, stretching and chiropractic adjustments of the neck and upper back were given to 10 male migraine sufferers in the study. After an hour, they were asked about the pain reduction. On a scale of 1 to 10, the average rating was 5 and after the treatment, the rating dropped to 0.5. They did not have to take any medications either.

A chiropractor can not only offer you migraine relief through chiropractic adjustments, but through consultations on eliminating headache triggers, proper nutrition and exercise.

Natural, drug-free treatment for migraine pain is another benefit of chiropractic care. If you are suffering from migraines, you can find comfort with chiropractic treatment at Stouffville Health Centre. Call us to schedule an assessment and consultation..

Stouffville Health Centre

6219 Main Street

Stouffville, ON L4A 8A4








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