Headache Treatment & Prevention By Natural Corrective Methods

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Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) provides the best headache treatment in Malaysia. Our treatment of headaches is through the combined efforts of corrective chiropractors and clinical physiotherapists. If you suffer from headaches or migraines, contact our center today and get restorative headache treatment without medication and injections.

Is Your Headache Controlling Your Life? Our Experts Can Help!

A headache is a term used to describe pain or discomfort in any section of your head. They can impact one or both sides of your head. Also, a headache could be isolated in a single location, radiate from a central area, or feel like a vise is gripping your head. It can feel like a sharp pain, a dull ache, or a throbbing sensation. In some cases, it could just come about slowly or suddenly, and it could last for several minutes up to a few days.

There are two main classifications for a headache: primary and secondary headaches. Let’s dig deeper into both categories and understand what exactly they mean.

man with head pain in need of headache treatment
working adults facing heachaches

What Is A Primary Headache?

A primary headache is triggered by the pain-sensitive structures present in the head, specifically the dura mater (tissues that cover the brain). The brain itself is insensitive to pain. Dura mater is the covering of the brain, and it has pain-sensing nerves. Pain or headaches felt when the dura is stressed, malfunctioning, or overactive.

In most cases, primary headaches are not a result of underlying conditions. It is the chemical activity going through the brain, the blood vessels or nerves surrounding the skull, or head and neck muscles that result in these types of headaches. It can also have a hereditary aspect since individuals carry genes that make them more predisposed to a primary headache.

The most common types of primary headaches are tension headaches, exertion headaches, cough headaches, cluster headaches, migraine headaches, and chronic daily headaches. If you have headaches and migraines, opt for headache treatment from our corrective chiropractic with physiotherapy combined.

While primary headaches are usually a result of a condition in the brain, there are triggers. Triggers that cause them include stress, low blood sugar because of skipping meals, alcohol, losing sleep or changes in your sleep patterns, and certain foods and spices.

woman with extreme headache

What Is A Secondary Headache?

A headache is usually referred to as secondary when another condition causes it. This term secondary is used to distinguish it from primary headache disorders like cluster, tension, and migraines. You will need an expert to identify the clues before initiating a headache treatment program. Our experts have in-depth knowledge of how to treat headaches effectively. They can identify these clues during your examination or medical history.

Numerous conditions could cause secondary headaches, and some of the possible causes include; neck disorders, jaw issues, influenza, concussion, dental issues, high blood pressure, hangovers, acute sinusitis, brain aneurysm, arterial tears, meningitis, dehydration, middle ear infections, glaucoma, a blood clot in the brain.

Secondary headaches are also the results of hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Menstrual migraines result from fluctuating estrogen levels, progesterone, and relaxin hormones, which reoccur during pregnancy or menstruation. 

Secondary headaches typically include external compression headaches, rebound headaches, ice cream or brain freeze headaches, spinal headaches, sinus headaches, and thunderclap headaches.

infographic on types of headaches (cluster, tension, and migraine headaches)

What Are The Common Types Of Headaches

Most of us are familiar with the throbbing, distracting, and uncomfortable pain experienced at the base of the skull, temples, or forehead. However, most are not familiar with the type or classification of the pain felt in these areas. Generally speaking, there are many types of headaches. What is worse, that symptom varies from person to person. In other words, the same severity of symptoms in two individuals that suffer from an identical headache varies. In this section of our page, we have provided information on the most common types of headaches that most complain about. We hope the information here can help you identify the triggers and help you understand the cause before starting your headache treatment program at our center. So, without delay, here are the three most common headaches:

  1. Cluster Headaches
  2. Tension Headaches
  3. Migraine Headaches

Signs & Symptoms Of A Cluster Headache

A cluster headache is an intense attack of pain on a single side of the head felt around the eyes. Although they are quite rare, cluster headaches are more prevalent in men and start at 30 or 40. Cluster headaches usually start instantly and without any warning. The pain is usually very severe and described as a piercing, sharp, or burning sensation on one side of your head. The pain felt can impact the temple, jaws, eye, and at times the face. One often feels agitated and restless during such an attack due to the pain's intensity, and one could react by banging, pacing, or rocking one head against a wall. Cluster headache treatment at our center will include therapies for your neck and jaws.

Cluster headache attacks typically last between 15 minutes and four hours and generally occur between one and seven times a day. Although the actual cause is still unclear, cluster headaches are said to be linked to the hypothalamus.

illustration of the brain and causes of headaches and migraines
illustration of headaches and migraines

What Is A Migraine?

A migraine is usually a recurring headache that is generally moderate or severe in intensity. Migraines are the throbbing pain on a specific side of the head. A migraine is a common health condition that often starts during early childhood. Many people suffering from migraines may also experience vomiting, nausea, and increased sensitivity to sound or light. There are different types of migraines, including:

  1. Headache Migraines with aura usually occur when there is a warning right before the migraine sets in, light seeing flashing lights.
  2. Migraine without aura is a typical migraine and occurs without any warning signs.
  3. A migraine aura without a headache occurs where a migraine aura is experienced alone. In other words, the sufferer does not experience any headaches.

Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers the best corrective migraine and headache treatment through chiropractic combined with physiotherapy.

jaw pain and TMD

Headaches Caused By Disorders Of the Jaw Joints

If you are experiencing a recurring headache, your chances of having a musculoskeletal cause are relatively high.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) refers to jaw problems. The most common cause of TMD is a slipped disc in the jaw. As the articular disc of the jaw joint wears out or gets damaged, it losses its shape and slips out of alignment, causing issues with the jaw. There is an abundance of published research articles linking TMD and jaw pain to headaches and migraine attacks.

TMD sourced problems are leading causes of acute migraine attacks. According to a published report in the Journal of the Korean Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, jaw problems are causes of headaches & migraines and relatively easy to correct with conservative therapies.

Jaw pain, neck pain, and upper back or pectoral muscle issues are all interrelated. Chronic neck pain patients develop jaw issues, upper back tightness, and tensions in the chest muscles, collectively leading to headaches & acute migraine attacks. We can share the good news with you that musculoskeletal causes of headaches and migraines are treatable without medication or injections.

Jaw Treatment At CSC Will Help Reduce Headaches & Migraines

Corrective chiropractic treatment coupled with clinical physical therapy is the best headache treatment option for a musculoskeletal sourced headache. A majority of recurrent headaches are diagnosed as cervical headaches or musculoskeletal impairments that cause pain in the head. Temporomandibular Dysfunction or TMD (dysfunction in the jaw joints) is the leading cause of headaches, tinnitus, nausea, and even vomiting in patients with headaches or migraines.

It is essential to understand that the link between headaches, acute or a complicated migraine, upper back, neck, and rib pain is due to excessive curvature of the upper back. While the upper back should have a forward curve, in many people, the curve is usually extreme, and this causes the weight of the upper back and head to create an extra load on the body, resulting in everything from back pain, neck pain, and headaches to breathing problems.

chiropractic assessment and treatment of elderly patient

The Benefits of Corrective Research-Based Headache Treatment In Malaysia

Most headache preventive drug treatments (abortive medications) are greatly overused with minimal long-term results. A published article in ScienceDirect Journal mentioned numerous complications related to abortive medications (prophylactic medications) for headaches and migraines. According to this published report, “analgesic overuse headache” is a common side effect in people who take abortive medicines.

The authors also reported overuse of prophylactic medication or abortive therapy medication would experience an increase in the frequency of headaches & migraines. Eventually, the abortive or prophylactic medication will become ineffective and useless in the long term!

Therefore, if you are a headache or migraines sufferer, your best choice is a targeted corrective headache treatment without medication or injections.

Corrective research-based chiropractic and clinical physiotherapy play a crucial role in headache management. Crucial to a successful outcome is an accurate diagnosis that identifies the actual cause of your headaches. If a headache is due to a neuro-musculoskeletal disorder, then corrective research-based chiropractic and clinical physiotherapy is your best option. 

Targeted corrective chiropractic and physiotherapy reduce the frequency of headache attacks by improving or repairing irritated or damaged tissues or structures in the neck, upper back, ribs, skull base, or jaws. The chiropractors and physiotherapists or Chiropractic Specialty Center® have been treating headaches and migraines successfully for over 15-years.

CSC's headache treatment & headache prevention therapy programs are through corrective methods for lasting relief. 

Our integrative headache and migraine treatment are cooperative through some of the best and most advanced spine and joint therapy devices. Contact a Chiropractic Specialty Center® today and talk to us about your headaches. Let our experts assess and identify the actual cause of pain. To conclude, headache treatment at the Chiropractic Specialty Center® is going to make you feel better without medication or injections! Contact us for holistic headache treatment options in Malaysia.