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Specific Types of Headaches

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7 million Australians suffer from tension-type headaches.

One of the triggers is known to be stress, something many Aussies—4.9 million, if we are to go by a 2017 Medibank survey—are familiar with. And it should be no surprise that lack of sleep, work and financial pressures are right up there as the top issues that play on our minds.

Tension-type headaches can occur daily, and worsen during the evening. Typically, the symptoms include dull and persistent pain; tightness or a compressing feeling on the head; restriction and tightness of neck movements; and pressure between the eyes.

Of course, there are other types of headaches too, including migraines, sinus and cluster headaches. Each has its own symptoms and can be debilitating in its own way. Regardless of the type, there is no doubt headaches have a very definite impact on family life, school and work. Studies of 30,000 people in the United States found that 51 per cent reported they were less than half as productive as usual when suffering from headaches, and approximately 31 per cent had missed a day at work or school in the previous month.

Although there isn’t one specific test that identifies tension –type headaches, our team at NDPE will carefully analyse your potential headache triggers and perform a neurological and spinal examination to determine the cause of your headache. The most important aspect of managing any headache is performing the correct diagnosis and to identify the root cause of your pain.

Our treatment techniques may include; posture correction, stretching of tight neck muscles, joint mobilisation actions or dry needling. We will work with you to assess and treat the underlying cause; whether it’s muscle tension, overuse, posture or as a result of restricted neck movement.

To arrange your comprehensive headache assessment and begin your journey towards living a life without headaches, contact NDPE on 02 9874 8410 today!

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