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Headaches describe a pain that can be felt in your head, eyes and face. Anyone can suffer from headaches, regardless of their age, fitness level or lifestyle.

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What is a headache? 

Headaches describe a pain that can be felt in your head, eyes and face. Anyone can suffer from headaches, regardless of their age, fitness level or lifestyle. What’s more, there are varying causes of headaches and the pain itself can be described as a dull ache or a sharp shooting pain. If you are suffering with headaches, and are looking for headache treatment in Ringwood, our team of chiropractors can help.

What are the common types of headaches?

There are believed to be over 150 different types of headaches but typically they fall into two categories.

  • Primary headaches – These are not caused by an underlying medical condition and instead occur because of over-activity or dysfunction in the head. Some people may also have genes that make them more sensitive to primary headaches. This includes tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. Primary headaches can also be caused by certain foods and drinks as well as not getting enough sleep, poor posture, or skipped meals. Primary headaches usually aren’t dangerous but they can be debilitating.

  • Secondary headaches – These are caused by an underlying health condition and are considered a symptom. This includes dehydration headaches, sinus headaches and medication overuse headaches. More serious secondary headaches include spinal headaches and thunderclap headaches. Secondary headaches require medical treatment.

What can cause headaches?

There are several causes of headaches but the most common include:

  • Cold and flu
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Drinking too much alcohol or having too much sugar
  • Not eating or drinking water regularly 
  • Eyesight issues 
  • Having your period or menopause
  • Too much screen time
  • Accident or injury 

How can I help my headache myself? 

One of the best ways to manage a headache at home is to rest – without electronic devices and ensure you are drinking enough water. You may find that sitting in a cool and dark room helps. Cold flannels can also be used on your head to relieve any pain. Over-the-counter painkillers should help too. 

One of the most important headache management techniques is to determine the triggers of your pain – such as a certain food or drink, or an emotion and put in place the necessary steps to avoid this. If you are unsure what is causing your headache pain, a healthcare professional can advise.

How can a chiropractor help with a headache

Chiropractic care focuses on specialist movements with hands to realign the body, reduce pressure and tension, and promote the body’s natural healing process without surgery. This makes it a fantastic treatment for various pain including headaches, neck, back, foot, ankle, knee, and hip pain. Chiropractic care has also been shown to treat osteoarthritis, slipped discs, sciatica and fibromyalgia pain. 

After just one treatment, chiropractic care can:

  • Reduce your pain
  • Improve your posture and mobility 
  • Reduce symptoms of chronic conditions

Where can I get headache treatment in Ringwood?

At South Coast Chiropractors, we provide a range of chiropractic treatment including headache treatment in Ringwood for all ages. What’s more, many of our patients say they feel a reduction in pain after just one session. Even better, we’re offering a free discovery visit for all new patients so why not book a session and come and see what our clinic is like?

Ringwood Chiropractor

Related Chiropractor Services

We offer various treatments and therapies at our clinic in Ringwood. You can check out some of our services listed below or visit our services page for a complete range.

Ankle Pain

If you are experiencing ankle pain, we will identify the root cause and develop a customised treatment plan for you.

Disc Problems

A slipped disc is one of the most common causes of back pain and can affect anyone. Book a free discovery visit today.

Foot Pain

Treatment of foot pain with Chiropractic is safe and doesn’t use medications or surgery. Visit your local clinic today.

Headaches & Migraines

From tension headaches to migraines, we treat a range of patients – some who have struggled for years.

FAQs about headaches

Most frequent questions and answers

This will depend on what is causing your headache but typically pain can be felt anywhere on the head, the face, eyes, and even down the neck.

The four most common types of headaches are migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches and new daily persistent headaches. While they can all be extremely painful and debilitating, there are effective treatments out there.

Usually headaches can be treated effectively and aren’t serious but if you have any other symptoms such as sickness, confusion, loss of consciousness, bleeding or dizziness, it could be a sign of something more serious.

If you are suffering with headaches, the most important thing is to try and not worry. Often, headaches aren’t serious and can be treated with chiropractic care. However, if your headache is getting worse or you’re experiencing the symptoms listed above, you should seek medical attention.

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