Headaches

There are over 120 types of headaches!! However the main types we commonly see in our office are migraines, sinus, TMJ, tension type, cluster and cervicogenic (neck) headaches.
At peak chiropractic we consider headaches a secondary condition, this means that they must stem from a primary condition. Our job is to discover what that primary condition is; a structural shift in your spine? Dehydration? Nutrition? Injury? Once we have determined this we can advise you of your best plan of action.

So what’s the difference?

Migraines are a severe headache originating from changes in the brain. Migraines may also be associated with sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting as well as eye pain. The pain is often one sided, pounding, made worse with physical activity and can last from several hours to days!
A tension headache is a more mild/moderate bilateral tightness – there is no associate sensitivity to light, sound, smell as well as no nausea or vomiting. Typically they occur as a result of stress – physical or emotional.

Cervicogenic Headaches are typically dull and originate from the neck/base of head. They can affect the temple, forehead, back or top regions of the head.
Sinus Headaches – They are mild to moderate deep aching pain felt from the cheeks to the forehead, associated with sinus infections.
Chiropractic care provides a natural solution for practically all headache types. It addresses the cause of these headaches and not just the symptoms. The symptoms are eliminated when the cause is addressed and often no other headache pain relief is needed.

How do we help?

At Peak Chiropractic we ensure the spine and nervous system are functioning optimally by adjusting any structural shifts within the spine as well as rehabilitating any muscle imbalances. This allows the structures and surrounding soft tissue to work as they were intended, any injury to heal fully and relieves stress on our body.
If you suffer from headaches and would like an assessment with Peak chiropractic in Tauranga or Papamoa please call Leon on 07 576 3546 or email; leon@peakchiro.co.nz