What Causes Headaches and Migraines?
Headaches have many causes, or “triggers.” These may include foods, environmental stimuli (noises, lights, stress, etc.) and/or behaviors (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes, etc.). About 5 percent of all headaches are warning signals caused by physical problems. The remaining 95 percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease; the headache itself is the primary concern.
The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck.
Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines
Symptoms of headaches and migraines vary depending on the severity of the condition you may have and these can include:
Tightness or pressure on forehead, sides and back of the head
Soreness in your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles
Ringing in ears
Throbbing or pounding head pain
Numbness in face
Nausea or feeling faint
What Causes Jaw Pain?
Jaw pain is most commonly caused by temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMD). It can also be caused by toothaches, sinus infections, problems with blood vessels or nerves, and other issues.
Jaw pain does not usually require immediate medical attention. However, it can indicate the presence of a more severe underlying condition.
Symptoms of Jaw Pain
Jaw pain symptoms vary depending on the severity of the condition you may have and these can include:
Aching facial pain
Difficulty in opening and closing your jaw
Popping sounds when using your jaw
Pain or soreness of your jaw
How can Chiropractic help?
Diagnose the right condition for a personalised treatment
Our chiropractors will assess the cause and severity of your condition with a physical assessment during the consultation. In addition to the physical exam, we'll look into your past medical history and any recent X-ray results available to pinpoint the cause of the pain. Determining the source of the pain is essential to recommend the right method of treatment and rehabilitation. Treatment will be customised to your condition and these options can include:
To improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system.
Effective in treating migraines by relieving compression in the head, neck, and back. This can soothe pain and release both emotional and physical stress and tension.
Consists of gentle jaw adjustments, soft tissue therapy to treat the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that can cause jaw pain.
Providing long-term care as your healthcare partner
Whole-Body Treatment Approach
Our chiropractors adopt a whole-body treatment approach to evaluate your pain areas as a whole because other regions of the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) may be affected as well. We aim to treat the “whole person,” not just to treat your specific symptoms.
Advice on Posture, Exercises, Diet and Nutrition
In order to treat the root of chronic pains that are recurring over time, our chiropractors seek to understand your lifestyle and work demands so as to provide personalised patient-centric care and advice over a longer time horizon as your healthcare partner.