Headaches

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What you need to know about headaches

Headaches come in many forms. Some throb, others pound; some are short-lived but feel overwhelming , while others are constant, dull, diffuse, and heavy.

No matter what category your headache falls into, one thing is certain… when you experience headaches, you are not yourself. Your relationships, career and your quality of life all suffer.

If you are suffering from headaches, know you are not alone. Headaches rank among the top 3 most common disorders worldwide and are the third highest cause of disability.

REST ASSURED, there is an effective solution to your headaches.

What’s CAUSING your heachaches?

Different types of headaches originate by different means. Figuring out WHAT type of headache you are suffering from gives us important insight into its triggers (helping with prevention), and management.

Most common types of headache:

Tension-type headaches (muscle-related)

Tension-type headaches are typically felt on both sides of the head, and are experienced as a mild to moderate dull “tightening” pain. They can occur daily, or infrequently.

Since this type of headache originates from tense and sensitive muscles around the head, neck and shoulders, they are often exacerbated by straining postures (i.e. work-related) and periods of stress.

The right combination of advice and therapy is necessary for long-term success.

Cervicogenic headaches (neck-pain related)

This type of headache is experienced in conjunction with single-sided upper neck pain. It originates from irritated joints or muscles in the upper neck following an outright injury, or prolonged strain.

This type of headache can range from moderate to severe in intensity and responds extremely well to therapy.

Migraine headaches

Migraine headaches are characterized by symptoms of intense pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise that significantly impact individuals’ lives.

It is usually onse-sided and can last for hours or days. Migraine headaches are exacerbated by physical activity, leaving the individual helpless as they wait out the storm.

While some people suffer from frequent migraines, most experience sporadic episodes, often triggered by certain foods, smells and weather changes.

Migraine headaches are often experienced in conjunction with tension-type headaches. A comprehensive therapy approach, including medical co-management, can significantly reduce the frequency and duration of migraine headaches.

Concussion headaches

A headache is one of the most common symptoms of a concussion. While it may seem rational to think that the headache is simply the result of the mild brain injury, you have to consider the fact that more often than not, trauma to the head leads to trauma to the neck; this can also contribute to headaches.

Based on the current scientific evidence, a complete concussion treatment needs to take into account the neck and the way injury to the neck can affect symptoms. Quite often, then neck, and the pain that spreads to the head from it, is the source of the headache experienced following a head injury.

NO-NONSENSE Headache Solutions

We utilize a comprehensive and scientific evidence-based approach to the treatment of your heachaches. NO FLUFF! Only results-based care.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic care for headaches has been the focus of a number of recent scientific publications demonstrating positive results. In addition, chiropractors are skilled in diagnosing all types of head pain conditions, setting you on the path to success. 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are skilled in the evidence based methods of headache management. In addition to this, they possess a deep understanding of the common headache contributing factors which is important for prevention.

Massage Therapy

Muscle tension, and strain can be found in all of the most common headache conditions. Massage therapists are the masters of muscle work. Possessing the tools to relieve even the most stubborn muscle pain or tension that can contribute to head pain.

Exercise Medicine

Exercise can ease muscle tension and act like medicine during times when headaches get the best of you.In addition to this, the appropriate therapeutic exercise can make you more resilient to strain that is responsible for most headaches.

Your path to recovery

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Understand It

The top piority is to determine the exacty type of headache you are suffering from and what has contributed to it. This will guide all treatment decisions.

The following PROPEL practitioners have the expertise to diagnose your head pain:

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Manage It

A no-nonsense headache treatment plan needs to be comprehensive and result-based. A combination of the following therapies may be used:

Stubborn conditions may require mind-body therapies such as Mindfulness Meditation

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Prevent It

The key to any headache prevention strategy is understanding the triggers that precede pain, and managing them. This may include:

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Understand It

The top piority is to determine the exacty type of headache you are suffering from and what has contributed to it. This will guide all treatment decisions.

The following PROPEL practitioners have the expertise to diagnose your head pain:

01

Manage It

A no-nonsense headache treatment plan needs to be comprehensive and result-based. A combination of the following therapies may be used:

Stubborn conditions may require mind-body therapies such as Mindfulness Meditation

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Prevent It

The key to any headache prevention strategy is understanding the triggers that precede pain, and managing them. This may include:

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Relevant Treatments:

Active Release
Technique (art)

Mindfulness
Meditation

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