There are many different types of headaches and some are more debilitating than others, however, all headaches affect anindividual’s quality of life and are often quite distressing.
Headaches range in type from migraine with or without aura, tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches, cluster headaches, sinus headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, and hypertensive headaches just to name a few.
Although the type of headache needs to be properly diagnosed, by far the majority of headaches have a structural cause or relationship that will respond very well to Chiropractic care and Advanced Bio-Structural Correction™.
COMMON CAUSES OF HEADACHES:
Once any serious cause of headache can be ruled out, then the likely issue will be mechanical in nature, or in other words related to poor posture.
Headaches commonly related to poor posture includecervicogenic headaches, tension headaches, and migraines.
The postural dysfunction seen is usually when the head sits forward of shoulders and lower body resulting in increased stress on muscles, joints, discs, nerves and surrounding soft tissue.
This excess tension around the neck and upper body can refer pain into the head and be the cause or contributor to many headaches.
TREAT THE PAIN AND SYMPTOMS or CORRECT THE CAUSE?
There are two ways people look to help headaches:
1. Treat the pain and symptoms:
Medication is often a ‘quick fix’ method for helping headaches, along with many other therapies that solely focus reducing the symptoms. While this may help remove the immediate pain, it is a short-term solution and does not correct the underlying cause of the problem, meaning the problem is likely to return.
Pain treatment, without ever addressing the root cause of headaches, can result in an ongoing and increasing need for medication. As you age, ongoing headaches can decrease quality of life and lead to other problems such as depression.
2. Correct the cause of the problem:
Imagine being able to identify the cause of your headaches and resolving that issue!
Treatment with ABC™, through real and immediate correction of the body structure results in improved spinal alignment and posture. Over time this process will both improve the symptoms and lead to long term resolution of the structural cause of headaches.
HOW ADVANCED BIO-STRUCTURAL CORRECTION™ HELPS HEADACHES:
Our Chiropractic method, Advanced Bio-Structural Correction™ (ABC™) is a hands on therapy that corrects spinal alignment and posture.
ABC™ is a therapy that looks at the body as a whole and not just individual parts operating separately from each other. By acknowledging that the body is a single, whole functioning unit, we can get to the root of your body issues and truly correct them while preventing issues from developing in the future.
Correcting your structural alignment from top to bottom takes pressure off the muscles, ligaments, discs, and nerves in your back. Removing these pressures helps the body to heal naturally.
ABC™ consists broadly of manoeuvres such as spinal stretches, hands on adjustments of the spine, ribs, and lower extremities which result in consistent and predictable results including postural correction.
Correcting your spinal alignment with ABC™ helps you get real and immediate relief from headaches, as well as preventing the problem from returning in the future.
In short, ABC™ is a holistic healthcare system aimed at not only improving symptoms but helping bodies to function and feel their best. By improving posture through this therapy, one will notice ease in breathing, clarity in the head, and often a sense balance in the body.
At Total Balance Chiropractic our goal is to fix bodies and help prevent injuries from returning. Ultimately, we want to make your body work well so you can enjoy life uninhibited by pain ensuring you have quality of life not just quantity. Once posture is corrected, it is recommended to keep it in good shape. This is best managed through a protective adjustment periodically, along with our advice around day to day living.