WHAT ARE HEADACHES?
Headaches are a common form of pain experienced by many people. They are characterized by pain and discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck area. Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors, including tension, stress, sinus congestion, eyestrain, dehydration, and migraines. The severity, duration, and location of the pain can vary depending on the cause of the headache. Common types of headaches include tension headaches, cluster headaches, sinus headaches, and migraines. Treatment options may include over-the-counter pain medications, lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, and in some cases, prescription medications. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional if headaches are persistent or severe.
WHO SHOULD I SEE AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
An individual suffering from headaches could greatly benefit from seeking treatment from a team of healthcare professionals at Absolute Health and Wellness, including physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, osteopaths, and naturopaths.
Physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors can help identify and address muscular imbalances or tension in the neck and head that may be contributing to headaches. Massage therapists can provide deep tissue massage to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation. Naturopaths can provide holistic treatment options, including dietary changes, supplements, acupuncture and stress management techniques.
By working together, these healthcare professionals can create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the individual's specific needs and goals, helping them to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with headaches and improve their quality of life.
HOW WE COMMONLY TREAT HEADACHES?
- Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy: special assessments can help figure out where the symptoms are coming from, rule out red flags and provide hands-on, manual based treatment
- Exercise: rehab based exercise will be part of managing symptoms, if applicable
- Naturopathy: headaches can arise from immunological origins, food sensitivities, hormones, gut infections and more - if mechanical causes of headaches are ruled out, our naturopath may be able to help!
- Acupuncture: our naturopaths and physiotherapists can do acupuncture, which is known to be helpful in managing symptoms
- Supplements: certain supplements are known to be helpful, depending on the cause of the headaches
Every person is different, and headaches presents differently for everyone, so we always take an individualized approach to treating your headaches.