Do you suffer from migraines during exam time?

The Irish Examiner recently released this article on how exam stress can bring on a migraine attack.
It discusses migraines being linked to higher levels of stress and in particular, warns students of the increased danger of migraines during exam periods.

Chiropractic Care to the Rescue

In reality there are many types of headaches and migraines. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache you want it to end as quickly as possible.

This has produced a huge market for headache and migraine medication, which covers up the immediate symptoms of the headache. This type of medication works by numbing your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register.

While these approaches may be a more convenient option, they can produce side effects; damaging other vital organs within your body.

Worse still, they do not address the underlying cause of the headache. This leaves the sufferer open to repeat migraine/headache attacks.

Common causes of migraine/headache

Migraines/Headaches may commonly be caused by spinal vertebra in the neck being out of their proper alignment (subluxations). This misalignment can affect the nerves, disc, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the neck.
The most common causes of headache and migraine pain are:

  • Physical trauma (such as whiplash and falls)
  • Emotional stress (Exams, moving house, a wedding)
  • Nutritional deficiencies or chemical toxins
  • A combination of all of the above factors

How can chiropractic care assist in easing headaches and migraines?

A Chiropractor can locate the areas of the spine that are not moving properly. If subluxations are detected, our aim is to correct these through a series of gentle adjustments. At Optimal Chiropractic, we use a device called an Activator, which is a low- force instrument that will accurately correct the source of pain.

Some patients mention instantaneous relief from headaches and migraines, while others may take several weeks to notice the gradual improvement. If the symptoms have been present for years, it may take time for the damage to be rectified.

If you’re suffering from migraines and headaches, then give us a call on 021 487 8465.

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    1. Hi Tina

      Thanks for the response to my blog. Behind low back and neck pain, headaches would be the next most common condition that we see in our office. Heachaches are a difficult condition to look after because there can be numerous causes to the problem. In a lot of cases, it is just a matter of reducing the nerve interference in the cervical spine (neck) to allow the body to function properly. Unfortunately sometimes we need to address long term postural problems and also chemical imbalances within the body to help correct the headaches. This may take longer as the underlying problem may have been around for years, but our success if given the right amount of time is very high.

  1. Too much stress can wreak havoc on your body and your mind. The easiest way to handle stress is to exercise regularly, avoid high sugar and high fat foods, have a positive mental attitude and get chiropractic adjustments regularly to keep your nervous system in shape.

  2. Chiropractic saves patients money by reducing their need for pain medication. Many drugs merely mask pain without addressing its underlying cause. Chiropractic goes to the root of the problem, helping patients live pain-free without the use of medication.

    Have you ever estimated how much money your family spends on pain medication per year? If not, calculate it now. (Take care to include over-the-counter drug costs, which alone can reach monumental sums.) Chances are you’re spending more on covering up your pain with drugs than it would cost to treat your family to a year’s worth of preventative chiropractic care!

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Ben
Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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