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Headache Relief Pickering

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What is Headache pain?

There are more than 300 types of headaches, but only about 10% of headaches have a known cause. The others are called primary headaches. Your Pickering Chiropractors can help with headaches generally categorized as tension-type headaches or migraine type headaches.

Occurring in about three of every four adults, tension-type are the most common of all headaches. In most cases, they are mild to moderate in severity and occur infrequently. But a few people get severe tension headaches, and some are troubled by them for three or four times a week.

The typical tension headache produces a dull, squeezing pain like a band of pressure on both sides of the head. People with strong tension headaches may feel like their head is in a vise. The shoulders and neck can also ache. Some tension headaches are triggered by fatigue, emotional stress, or problems involving the muscles or joints of the neck or jaw. Most last for 20 minutes to two hours.

If you get frequent tension-type headaches, Your Pickering Chiropractors will help you identify triggers so you can avoid them.

Migraines occur less often than tension headaches, but they are usually much more severe. They are two to three times more common in women than men, but that’s small consolation if you are among the 6% to 8% of all men who have migraines. 

Neurologists believe that migraines are caused by changes in the brain’s blood flow and nerve cell activity. Genetics play a role since 70% of migraine victims have at least one close relative with the problem.

Some people can prevent migraines simply by avoiding triggers. Others do well with prompt therapy for occasional attacks. But patients who suffer frequent migraine attacks often benefit from preventive medications under the guidance of their healthcare team.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation as performed by Drs. Finn, Camilleri and Monaco has also been shown to help manage migraine.

How can chiropractic help to relieve headaches?

Chiropractic manual therapy, relaxation techniques such as massage, acupuncture and lifestyle advice on ways to avoid or manage headaches are ways a chiropractor can help to relieve the burden of headaches.

Testimonials

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight
October 16, 2020.
Verified
My family and I have been seeing Dr. Finn for almost 5 years and he is absolutely fantastic. He is very professional, friendly and takes time to understand your concerns. His staff are great too. I can't enough good things about Dr. Finn, highly recommend him!
Yoyo Uptown
Yoyo Uptown
October 3, 2019.
Verified
Before Dr. Finn I've never been to a chiropractor before. I was in a car accident and went to physiotherapy for months and came out still in pain. I started seeing Dr. Finn for my shoulder injury and for the 1st time in over a year I started feeling relief. He's one of the nicest Dr's I've ever encountered and I refer everyone there as soon as I get an opportunity. Even if I haven't been there in a while, I get a call checking up on me. AMAZING AMAZING DR.