Don‘t Ignore Your Headaches & Migraines.
Today, headaches and migraines are the most common health problem in the world. They can attack almost anyone at any time with varying severity and duration. The three most common forms of headaches are:
- Migraines headaches
- Tension headaches
- Cervicogenic headaches
Migraine headaches are the most common and severest of the headaches. An individual with a migraine headache may complain of throbbing pain on one side of the head. The word “migraine” originates from the Greek word “hemicrania,”: meaning “half of the head,” as the pain often occurs on one side. But, pain can also spread to affect the entire head. A migraine sufferer will usually complain of nausea, vomiting, visual problems, and sensitivity to light and noise.
Tension headaches affect both sides of the head. Sufferers often complain of a dull, steady pain that worsens at the end of the day. According to the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, tension headaches are due to excessive muscular contractions. In other words, the muscles attaching to the neck and the head are the root-causes. Muscular strains and spasms develop as a result of excess stresses (loading) on the head, neck, and upper back. Most often, it is seen in individuals who look downwards for a prolonged amount of time, for example, working with head and neck in a flexed position. Tension headaches are due to mechanical issues that have arisen in either the upper back, neck, or at the base of the skull.
At Chiropractic Specialty Centers®, we have the knowledge, skills, and clinical team members to address the cause of headaches and migraines. Correcting the root cause is the only viable option for long-term success. Chemicals such as muscle relaxers, painkillers, or other pharmaceutical products ONLY address the symptoms. And as such, the need for continued use of these chemicals. Unfortunately, in the long-term, the medications given have more dire consequences than the headaches and migraines could ever have. But, yet many patients and doctors alike continue to use and even abuse chemicals for short-term gain.
Cervicogenic headaches (headaches coming from the neck) are headaches that affect the occipital (the base of the skull). The pain usually radiates upward to the top of the head, the forehead, and, most often, to the eyes. A Cervicogenic headache is a disorder in the neck, leading to a headache. For example, a misaligned vertebra in the neck. This misalignment causes nerve irritation and neck pain, headaches, and migraines. The nerves of the neck control the supply of blood to the head, the muscles, and ligaments of the neck and the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the upper extremities. It is imperative to have these structures checked and corrected.
The brain is insensitive to pain. Headaches, including migraines, occur in the tissue covering the brain. Our advanced clinical teams of expert chiropractors in Malaysia pays particular attention to the structures at the base of your skull. In other words, we will evaluate the muscles in your neck, the muscles in the upper back, or the chest. In doing so, we identify the actual cause. Besides, we will pay particular attention to the spinal nerves, spinal bones, vertebral discs, and ligaments. In short, you will have a holistic evaluation followed by target specific correction. Furthermore, we will also check the possibilities of compression of the nerves that control blood supply to the brain.
Blood Flow Headaches & Migranes
Not enough blood flow, your brain cells starve, and you get tired, sleepy, and of course, experience headaches and migraines. Too much is also not good for it too can cause problems such as headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, to name a few. For the brain to function at optimum levels, it requires a constant flow of nutrients (blood). The perfect amount of blood: an essential point that we will discuss below in a food-induced headache and migraine section of this page.
Migraines And Headaches Caused By Neck Problems
Overlook by many is neck issues that lead to headaches and migraines. We far too many cases of misdiagnosed headaches as either stress-induced, psychological (psycho-somatic), allergic reaction, when, in fact, the cause was a neck disorder. Headaches and Migraines are possible ones of the most commonly mistreated health issue in our world today. Sadly, many of the so-called experts are the ones misdiagnosing patients and filling them up with drugs. Some are taking multiple medicines for pain and drugs that counter the ill effects of the painkillers. In short, these so-called magic pills are doing more harm than the headaches ever did. This insane and ineffective method of care needs to stop.
Almost every headache sufferer will have some level of neck involvement. Some that have the neck as a root-cause may not even have neck pain. Having no neck pain is not a guarantee of health. Neck problems can manifest in many ways. Some experience neck pain, while others have shoulder or arm pain, and yet some experience headaches. Most importantly, are those that have no pain at all, which is why our Doctors of Chiropractic will perform their root-cause-analysis. Through that analysis, your neck gets evaluated. If the roots of your headaches lie in the neck, we can target and correct it. Our clinical team renders care through chiropractic and physiotherapy. Hence, the success we have is better than chiropractic or physiotherapy alone.
Jaw Problems: Leading Cause Of Headaches And Migraines
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a complicated and arduous joint to evaluate and treat. It requires skills backed by knowledge to assess or treat. The difficulties in diagnosis, as well as problems of treatments, are just part of the reasons why so many hospitals, clinics, and doctors fail to diagnose or properly treat accurately. In our centers, we have seen many TMJ pain sufferers that were, for the most part, treated and misdiagnosed.
The TMJ joint is the source of problems for many conditions, and headaches are perhaps the most commonly associated symptom. Besides a headache, TMJ sufferers will often complain of dizziness, neck pain, nausea, and of course, jaw pain. Now, if you take a moment, these are some of the very same symptoms that you (a headache) sufferer may have. And if you do have these associated symptoms, then the chances are that you have a TMJ condition. Your TMJ (jaw joint) might be the main culprit or in cahoots with your neck. Either way, they both have to be evaluated. No one in town is better equipped other than our clinical team for the track. So, don’t waste time call us today for a healthier, clearer tomorrow.
Can Spondylosis Cause Headaches Or Migraines?
Cervical Spondylosis is a disorder that is brought forth through a combination of issues. Spondylosis is a loose term descriptive of degenerative changes, arthritis formations, and slip-disc. In short, it is a Trifecta. A trio of disorders all wrapped into one. So, it really shouldn’t surprise any of its implications in headaches and migraines like symptoms. We discovered the connection of spondylosis as an associated cause of many headaches suffering patients. We have methods and target systems of care that can effectively get rid of your spondylosis symptoms, including neck pain, numbness, tingling, headaches, and migraines.
Is Slip-Disc A Source Of Migraines & Headaches
Believe it or not, many that suffer ongoing headaches and migraines may have a slipped disc in their neck or upper back. Herniated discs, bulging discs, and even degenerated discs result in headaches and migraines. Many chronic headaches and migraines sufferers may have a slipped disc (herniated disc), or a bulging disc as the cause of their problem. What is worse is that most patients go on suffering without knowing the cause. Even some doctors are having difficulties in identifying these hidden causes.
When a spinal disc slip (herniate, bulge or protrude) it compresses the sensitive nerve fibres as they exit the neck. Nerves control the functions of muscles, ligaments, and of course: joints. An irritated nerve leads to tense muscles, ligaments, or painful joints. In short, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause neck pain, pain in the shoulders, arms, and even headaches and migraines. Thus, if you have headaches and migraines that persist or keep returning, we can help.
Our Clinical Chiropractors & Physiotherapists Are Experts At Treating Migraines & Headaches
We encourage a headache and migraines sufferers to visit our centers for a root-cause-analysis. Once the root-cause if identified, we get busy fixing it. Call us today to reclaim your life. Don’t ignore headaches and migraines; we can help.
Treatments at a Chiropractic Specialty Center®, by our clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists, have helped thousands of patients recover faster. We have successfully treated many that suffered from headaches and migraines without drugs or injections. Our chiropractors’ success is due to our understanding of this debilitating condition. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists have mastered many non-operative clinical and therapeutic procedures, and as a result, we can provide you with a better level of care. We have succeeded when others have failed.
The Foods & Other Related Causes
Headaches and migraines can have multiple triggers, and one of them would be the type of food or drinks that we consume. Among the most common cause of migraines would be alcohol consumption. Some people may have migraines as a reaction to the sulfite put in red wine for preservation. Besides that, alcohol also can start a rush of blood to your brain while dehydrating your body, inducing migraines to happen. And just like alcohol, caffeine also dehydrates your body, thus, increasing the probability of a migraine or a headache. When taking caffeine or alcohol, we encourage you not to drink, especially alcohol. But, if you insist, then at least drink plenty of water afterward to replenish the loss of water that has taken place.
Foods high in Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) are also dangerous, for they can lead to severe headaches and migraines. A range of symptoms may follow, such as dizziness, pulsing pain on both sides of your head, stomach pain, or burning aches along your upper torso region. Cheese and dairy products are a good source of calcium and protein. When eating certain forms of aged cheeses, people tend to experience migraines, because of the high level of tyramine (a natural chemical found in aged cheese).
Tyramine is natural products often found in aged or fermented foods such as cheese, smoked fish, cured meats, pickles, olives, processed meats, nuts, and certain beans.
Preservatives & Additives And Your Headaches
Processed meat foods like bacon, lunch meats, and hot dogs are rich in nitrates. Nitrates are preservatives added to keep the meat fresh for a longer period. But, yet if you are sensitive to nitrates, it may lead to the dilation of blood vessels in the brain, causing headaches. Carbonated drinks can also trigger headaches and migraines because of a sweetener called aspartame.
Other foods, which may be a trigger for headaches and migraines but to a lesser extent, would be chocolate, cultured dairy products, yeast, figs, raisins, and avocados. Still, you must remember that it is not the type of food you eat, but the quantity of it. As it comes to anything else in life, everything must be in moderation. When you realize a particular food or beverage triggers a headache or migraine, it is best to limit consumption. Furthermore, Irregular eating schedules and bad eating habits can also be the cause of the headaches. Having a healthy balanced lifestyle is the key. For people who suffer from chronic migraines, any additional stress, lack of sleep, or delayed mealtimes can cause an episode to happen.
What Is The Best Treatment For Headache & Migraine Sufferers in Malaysia?
By now, you should have a better idea as to the possible cause or your headaches. However, if the cause is still elusive, don’t worry, we can help. The chiropractors and physiotherapists of Chiropractic Specialty Center® have one goal: to get patients better. We take every patient and give them 100% so they can recover faster. The faster our patients recover, the better we feel. For us, it is about helping our fellow humankind and job satisfaction. Our clinical success is better than 95%. In other words, we succeed when others fail.
They say success is addictive. Well, we do believe that. We can attest to the saying. The more our team succeeds, the better our team feel! So, now they want more. It is just that simple. So, we keep up with the latest research and training day. Regularly training and studying to keep up with developments and latest methods of treatments. So, rest assured we are the center that you need for a holistic (comprehensive) a headache and migraine treatments. There are no shortcuts to success, and as such, we will take the time to evaluate you fully and ONLY then implement corrective actions.
Our Advanced Methods GIves You The Lasting Relief You Need!
We add value to each of our chiropractic and physiotherapy sessions by treating you through specialized forms of modalities and trigger point therapy. In addition to manual and machine provided care, we will provide you with customized rehabilitative exercises to help your recovery. Our goals are to give our patients lasting relief!
Best of all, these procedures will not hurt; some even consider them relaxing. We have the most clinical experience in the field of spine, joint, and sports injuries, making us the experts in town.
The Chiropractic Specialty Center® Difference
At our centers, we use the best and most precise technique that chiropractic and physiotherapy have to offer. Best of all, we do it all without the side-effects of those nasty painkillers. Also, we combine the care you get from our chiropractors and physiotherapists with treatments on highly sophisticated therapy devices and advanced technology. We are the non-operative center you need for holistic treatment.
Most importantly, the procedures and treatments we offer in painless. You will find it most relaxing. We have the most clinical experience in the field of spine, joint, and sports injuries. This is why we are the most experienced and the best chiropractic center in Malaysia.