Headaches are extremely common, with most of us having experienced a headache at some stage in our life. It is estimated that around 3 million Australians are currently living with migraines.
For most of us, headaches are generally harmless and easily managed with rest or over the counter pain medication. But for those suffering from chronic headaches or migraines, the symptoms can be severe and debilitating. However severe the symptoms are, it is only very occasionally that headaches are the result of a severe underlying medical condition.
It is important to note that there are different types of headaches such as tension headaches, cluster headaches and migraines – each have a different cause and present with their own set of symptoms. Sufferers will also usually have certain triggers like stress, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, foods, dehydration, or exposure to perfumes, chemicals or allergens that lead to the onset of their symptoms. Triggers can vary widely from one individual to another, and it can often take a number of these occurring together to result in headache.
The good news is that you don’t have to just put up with ongoing headaches. There are some really effective treatment options available, but knowing where to start can be difficult. At Allied Health Collective, our experienced Myotherapists can help you with this.
Identifying the type of headache you are experiencing and their triggers can be an important step in finding the most appropriate form of treatment. Your Myotherapist with take a full medical history and help you to identify some of the triggers, assess for any contributing musculoskeletal dysfunction and put together a comprehensive treatment plan together with other health professionals where needed to get the right combination of treatments for you. The bonus being, if they think Acupuncture or Osteopathy can help you, we’ve got these available in house to refer to.
So if headaches are affecting you, why not give us a call today, or book an appointment online, to see how we may be able to help you.