Headaches and migraines are a condition where there is pain, tension, and discomfort that occurs at the region of the head. In a busy city like Kuala Lumpur, it is common for people to get disoriented due to work. Long hours of sitting is a major contribution to headaches and migraines. It can be very disruptive to our daily lives. Some headaches can last for hours, days, weeks, even recurring for years.
Signs and Symptoms
- A tension-like feeling surrounding the temples of the head
- A pulsating, throbbing pain on one side of the head
- A heavy feeling on the back or the side of the heads
- Pain at the frontal area of the head and discomfort when looking at bright lights
What causes Headaches and Migraines?
There are many causes of headaches and migraines and one of the most common causes are due to nerve pressure caused by dysfunction of the spine. Typically, dysfunction of the spine is due to a swollen intervertebral disc. Trauma, overuse injuries, bad sitting posture, bad lifting technique, and the day-to-day wear and tear are the reason to blame.
Headaches and migraines can usually start as slight discomfort or tension in the head, which could then progressively worsen to the point that it might interfere with one’s daily life or work. One would normally consume painkillers to alleviate the pain, but it is only temporary relief and not a permanent solution. If the root cause is left untreated, it may worsen and last for many years.
Who does it affect?
Headaches and migraines can affect anyone of any age, but it is more common amongst teenagers and working adults. It tends to be more common in females rather than males. Recent studies suggest that 1 in every 20 adults suffer from frequent headaches and 1 in every 7 adults suffers from recurrent migraine if left untreated.
Can Chiropractic help?
We wouldn’t go as far as to call ourselves migraine specialists but we have certainly helped a lot of our patients with headaches and migraines with specific Chiropractic spinal adjustments in the past. So, some patients refer to us as migraine specialists in Kuala Lumpur.
In Aligned, our Gonstead Chiropractors perform a thorough examination process to determine the cause of the headache or migraine to correct it.