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Headaches and pain around your head

Recent studies have shown that five per cent (5%) of the world’s population have a daily headache, but your headache can come from various sources.

One of the most common forms of headache is migraine which affects about one in seven people in the world.

Migraine can come with or without an aura such as visual, sensory or speech disturbances and can be very debilitating.

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are also extremely common, affecting anything from 30-78% of the population, they occur when people are under stress which does not have to be severe to induce a headache. This type of headache is often felt throughout the whole head, and feels tight or crushing in character.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches are rarer but are severe headaches occurring on one side of the head and occur daily for a period of time, weeks or sometimes months.

Sinus headaches

Sinus headaches can be both acute (short term) or chronic (long term) and are caused by infections such as colds, flu and sometimes allergies such as hay fever.

Cervicogenic headache

Cervicogenic headache is a headache that starts in the neck but is felt in the head the head.

Jaw Pain

Jaw pain, also called TMJ, which is short for temporomandibular joint, If you have a clicking jaw, possibly after dental work or if you grind or clench your teeth this can cause pain in the face and side of your head.

Rebound headache

Rebound headache also called medication overuse headache. If you have been taking over the counter pain relief for a long term problem then occasionally the medicine can actually cause a headache.

Not with pills!  We will take the time to try and find the source of your headache, we look at the involvement of posture and muscles and if necessary we can use specific muscle energy techniques or small adjustments to the neck.

We can guide you with advice on targeted, stretching and exercise and maybe guide you through changes to your posture or set up of your work environment.

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evelyne ohare head of practice chiropracter in west dorset bridport chiropractic centre West Dorst

Evelyne O’Hare – Chiropractor

Evelyne O’Hare wrote this article on headaches and pain relief with chiropractic treatments.

She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council GCC and is a member of both the British Chiropractic Association BCA and the Royal College of Chiropractors RCC, she uses chiropractic techniques for identifying the cause of the headaches with a view to relieving muscle tension or restrictions within the joints.

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