Headaches can affect our work, school, household chores, lifestyle, and social activity. To most people it is viewed as not serious, as it comes and goes, not contagious and does not cause death. Hence, it is often underdiagnosed and undertreated.
The common causes for headaches will include, stress, drug or alcohol abuse, medication overuse, and poor posture which leads to neck and back strains. If you experience any tightness in the head, nausea, visual changes or pain, there is most likely a disturbance to the nervous system which is causing the headaches.
Find an experienced chiropractor for headaches at One Spine in Clementi, Singapore. Learn the difference between headaches and migraines and how a chiropractor can alleviate your pain and suffering. Chiropractic services for migraines in Singapore may lessen the severity of future migraines, and help understand what can be triggering them.
Symptoms for Headaches vs Migraines
Headaches cause painful sensations in the head, upper neck or face and vary between how frequently you get them and how intense they become. Migraines typically include severe pain, often on one side of the head, while some migraines have no pain, but can cause other debilitating symptoms. Chiropractic services for migraines in Singapore can alleviate pain, and the chiropractor can provide lifestyle recommendations to lessen the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines.
Treatments From a Chiropractor for Headaches
A chiropractor can assess and diagnose headaches. And current evidence suggests that chiropractic services for headaches can be manageable and may reduce the intensity of attacks. Services can include:
- Manual therapy
- Soft tissue therapy
- Electrical stimulation, ultrasound or acupuncture
- Lifestyle changes
What Is a Headache?
There are two main groups of headaches, primary and secondary. Primary headaches include migraines and tension headaches, while secondary headaches derive from medical conditions, such as stress, infection or medication.
What Is a Migraine?
If you get migraines, you probably have intense, throbbing pain that continues for a few hours or even days. For some reason, migraines often occur on one side of your head, though it’s possible to get them on both sides.
Migraines manifest in different ways and may change over the course of your life, especially if you develop certain health conditions. For example, some women experience migraines only during pregnancy, while others experience no pain in “silent” migraines.
Many things can trigger a migraine, including changes in the weather, eating habits, hormone fluctuations and stress. The reasons for your migraines may be very different from someone else’s. By asking you questions about events that occur before your most recent migraines, a chiropractor can help you narrow down and avoid specific triggers.
What Can I Expect From One Spine Chiropractic Services for My Headaches?
Chiropractic services for headaches may include spinal manipulation and adjustments to aid the healing process. Having a properly aligned spine alleviates the stress on your body. After adjustments, your spine can function more efficiently.
Our chiropractors may recommend changes to your diet, including adding more B complex vitamins. Ergonomic advice on how you sit at home or work, proper posture and exercise can alleviate imbalances in the body, such as those causing headaches and migraines.
What Can I Expect From One Spine Chiropractic for My Migraines?
Millions of people suffer from migraines and seek innovative ways to reduce their pain and suffering and often want an alternative to medication to relieve their symptoms. Chiropractic care for migraines may include massage, which helps to loosen the neck muscles and lessen the pain associated with migraines.
Spinal manipulation focuses on your spinal alignment. Your chiropractor moves and stretches your spine to ensure that the vertebrae are in the correct position. Misaligned vertebrae can cause migraines and other symptoms. However, our skilled chiropractors correct structural issues to alleviate or eliminate your frequent headaches and migraines.
We can help you determine whether your symptoms indicate a headache or migraine and treat you appropriately. In addition to helping with migraines and headaches, chiropractic care can treat many other conditions, including scoliosis, sports injuries, decompression and pregnancy discomfort.
Let One Spine help you manage your pain from migraines and headaches. Make an appointment online today with a skilled, board-certified chiropractor for your headache issues. Contact us online or call One Spine at +65 6259 9463.
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