Constant Headaches? Discover The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Have you got a headache? Again? Do you find yourself reaching for the painkillers more often than you’d like?  

We get it. Headaches can be miserable. Even debilitating. Especially when they just keep coming back.  

Did you know that, in Australia, headaches are one of the most common health conditions? Almost everyone will experience a headache at some point in their life. 

At Active Health Co, we often see patients who experience the frustrating effects of headaches. You may be struggling to concentrate, think clearly, manage your emotions, and even get a good night’s sleep. You may face a wide range of symptoms caused by the pain in your head, which can have a significant and far-reaching impact on your daily life. 

Sound like you? 

The good news is that chiropractic care may help you find some relief. Our chiro’s, Conor and Brad, are experienced in helping people just like you, who deal with persistent headaches. They work with you to identify the root causes of your headaches and tailor a treatment plan to address them. 

Let’s talk about headaches  

Headaches come in all shapes and sizes. Not everyone’s experience is the same. This is because there are several different types of headaches. Some of the most common types are tension headaches, migraines and cervicogenic headaches.  

Tension headaches, also known as stress headaches, are the most common type of headache. They’re often triggered by anxiety, stress and fatigue. Tension headaches can cause mild to moderate pain which can feel like a tight band squeezing your head.  

Migraine headaches can have many different symptoms. Migraines are usually moderate to severe in intensity. They’re often experienced as pain on one side of your head and may involve throbbing, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sensitivity to noise. They may be aggravated by movement. 

Cervicogenic headaches are often accompanied by neck pain. They are commonly caused by disorders of your upper spine like trauma, poor posture, and stress. Often the pain is experienced in your head or your face and for some, range of motion in the neck may be limited.  

Understanding the causes of headaches 

To really understand how chiropractic care could make a difference to your headaches we first need to chat about what causes them.  

While lifestyle issues like poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, dehydration, and certain foods can trigger headaches, spinal misalignments and nerve interference can also contribute to them.  

The majority of patients that we see at Active Health Co are experiencing headaches relating to muscle tension in their necks. For many, this can be related to many hours spent in one fixed position, like working at a desk. This may trigger irritation and tension in your neck and upper back. 

This is why chiropractors focus on aligning your spine and relieving pressure on your nerves, restoring the balance in your body and allowing your nervous system to function optimally.  

By addressing the underlying causes, chiropractic care aims to provide a long-term solution rather than just masking the symptoms. 

The benefits of chiropractic care for headaches 

At Active Health Co, we’re not just interested in providing a quick fix for your headaches. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve long-term relief and improve your overall well-being.  

When you visit us for headache chiropractic care we’ll adjust your spine, addressing vertebrae that may be out of place. Not only will this manipulation provide relief for your current headaches, but it also aims to lower the likelihood of stress and tension accumulating and triggering future episodes of headache pain. 

Our chiropractors are not only skilled in adjustments but also in providing lifestyle advice, exercise prescription, rehabilitation, and patient education. We want to empower you with the tools and knowledge to make positive changes in your life that can contribute to headache prevention over the long term. 

How Active Health Co can help you 

Headaches are common, but this doesn’t mean you have to accept them as a normal part of your life. 

While it may be easy to take that painkiller and get on with your day, if your headaches just keep coming back, it could be time to look into identifying and treating the cause. This is why seeing a chiropractor could benefit you. 

Don’t let headaches disrupt your life any longer. Take control and discover the potential of chiropractic care for finding relief. 

At Active Health Co, our team of chiropractors, Conor and Brad, are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for you and your whole family. Plus, we also offer remedial massage, physiotherapy, and access to holistic counselling services.  

We’re here to support you on your journey to better health, inside and out. 

To book your appointment call us today and speak with our friendly receptionists, Kristie and Allison.  


*All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Active Health Co can consult with you regarding your individual health needs.  



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