Headache Pain and Natural Medicine

Headache Pain and Natural Medicine

Whether your headache pain is from tension headaches, migraine headaches or another defined type of headache, you surely know what it’s like to suffer from one of the more debilitating types of pain. Sometimes headache pain can get so bad that you can’t function, and of course this just won’t do! If headaches are affecting your quality of life, it’s up to you to seek out lasting treatment to deal with the source of your pain. And at Yellow Gazebo, we have a variety of methods that might help you feel better, including chiropractic care, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and more.

What causes headache pain?

Headache pain can be caused by a variety of factors. Stress, lack of sleep or poor diet are usually the main factors causing headaches, often indicating what are called tension headaches, the most popular type of headaches. Tension headaches are caused by the muscles in your face, scalp, neck, and/or shoulders contracting and causing pain. Migraines, which tend to be quite severe, are thought to be caused by changes in your nervous system and by imbalances in neurotransmitters (which help send messages inside the brain). Migraines can be triggered by hormonal changes, food sensitivities, and sometimes even odors. It is not uncommon for some people to experience tension-migraines as well. Sinus headaches are less common, are caused usually by bacterial infection, and so often appear after an upper respiratory infection. Cluster headaches, least common of all, tend to appear in 'clusters' over the course of a few days, weeks or months, with long periods of relief that can last for years. Cluster headaches are sometimes the result of alcohol use, usually last for a short period of time, and often start while you are asleep.

What Can YG Do To Help?

Depending on whether your first choice of natural medicine is chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, or what have you, your health care provider at Yellow Gazebo will assess you fully, and give you their best opinion on what is likely at the root of your headaches. From there, a safe, thought-out treatment plan can be established, and by proceeding with your treatment plan you will be able to see the benefits of what natural medicine can offer.

Please feel free to contact me, Richard Lobbenberg, the owner and clinic director at Yellow Gazebo, at anytime at 416-909-2334, or email me at richard@yellowgazeboclinic.com. I can try and help answer any questions you might have about your concern.

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