Warning: Rant ahead!
You shouldn’t rely on pain killers to solve your headaches!
So you have another headache and you have a TONNE of work to do today…
Before you reach for that pill consider this …
Why is your headache there in the first place?
Most likely it is not because there is a shortage of pain killers in the world!
Look I get it, when that booming head feels like it is going to explode, you will do ANYTHING to reduce the pain. And if you are someone who is taking pain killers to ease the sensation, I am not saying you should just PUT UP with it.
But what I am saying is this …
Just because headaches in our society are common, it does NOT make them normal.
It is NEVER normal to have a headache, so if you are relying on pain killers as your only solution … that is a problem.
So … what is the solution?
The first thing I would suggest you do is rule out anything more sinister.
Go to your primary health care practitioner, get tested and make sure your headaches aren’t coming from some form of pathology.
From there, if you are in the clear start thinking about what aspects of your lifestyle are impacting your headaches.
Some common headache causes include:
- Medication side effects
- Food intolerances
- Over consumption of processed sugar/wheat
- Sinus irritation/allergies
What we see most in practice: Issues through the neck and shoulders… or ‘tension’ type headaches.
These type of headaches commonly become worse as the day progresses, are aggravated by stress and are often associated with tightness in the neck, shoulders and underneath the skull.
You see, the nerves that come out of the upper spine in the neck go back up into the brain … so if there are issues, lack of mobility or dysfunction in the neck itself the pain may be felt in the head as a headache!
How to Make Your Headache Go Away:
Pain relief in this instance can come from:
- Stress management
- And neck adjustments done by a qualified Chiropractor
So if this relates to you or a loved one, we would love to help uncover the primary cause of your headaches by offering you a thorough assessment with one of our professional Chiropractors.
If this sounds goods to you and you are ready to say ADIOS to your headaches for good, then please give us a call on 08 9336 1180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Until next time…
Yours in great health,
Dr Andy & Dr Jacinta