Frequent, recurring, severe headaches affect both men and women. Statistics for Australia are not known but 9 out of 10 Americans suffer headaches. The types of headache varies between men and women. More women suffer from tension and migraine headachesand more men from cluster-type headaches.
Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Gus Gunther explains that thankfully, Chiropractic is a trusted, safe, natural and effective way to bring relief to headache sufferers by addressing the cause rather than masking symptoms, thereby bringing a long-term solution as opposed to a short-term ‘fix’.
In addition to tension, migraine and cluster headaches, the other most commonly occurring types originate from problems in the neck and upper back and are caused either by muscle tension, physical trauma such as a sports injury or car accident, or by altered function in your spine through injury or habitual postural problems.
If you find yourself reaching for the pain killers when headache pain strikes, you could be doing yourself more harm than good! Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) is a well-documented phenomenon and overuse or frequent use of common analgesics such as Paracetamol can not only increase users’ sensitivity to pain but could also lead to addiction and a spiral of worsening pain and increased analgesic use.
For children and pregnant women, taking analgesics is not a good option in many cases. For the rest of us, the problems of MOH also make ‘popping painkillers’ less than desirable.
Chiropractic, the Gentle Solution
So if you are among the estimated 9% of men or 12% of women who suffer from frequent headaches, why not call Dr Gunther at Balance Chiropractic on (02) 9868 2509 today and allow the benefits of Chiropractic to provide the long term, drug-free solution to your problem.
Research has shown that at least 95% of headaches are ‘primary headaches’, (i.e. not caused by disease) and that the spinal manipulation provided by Doctors of Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment.
More Effective than Painkillers
In the US, a Duke University report demonstrated that spinal manipulation brought very rapid improvement for headaches originating in the neck and effective relief from tension headaches. Chiropractic care was found to have fewer side effects and better results than treatment of similar headaches using medication. Everyone is Different!
Choosing Chiropractic care to solve your recurrent headache problems is not the same as taking analgesics. Whereas one brand of pill can be sold as a remedy for all types of headache, whatever their cause, a Doctor of Chiropractic treats each patient as an individual and so each case is different. He understands that although you might have the same symptoms as someone else, the cause may be very different and therefore the treatment he provides is tailored to your particular needs.
Dr. Gunther will do a very thorough assessment to understand the underlying cause of your problem. Treatment may include advice on diet, plus exercises to relieve tension and improve muscle strength and/or posture, in addition to gentle spinal manipulation.
Because everyone is different, some people find almost immediate relief from their symptoms while others have a gradual improvement over time, experiencing decreasing frequency and severity of attacks with regular Chiropractic treatments.
Choose Chiropractic as a safe, natural and holistic alternative to treat the underlying cause of your headache – call Dr Gunther on (02) 9868 2509 and arrange an appointment today.