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Headaches

 Does this describe you?

  • You are struggling with Tension Headaches and are not sure what to do or who to ask.
  • You are frustrated that your Tension Headaches are stopping you from doing the things you love.
  • You are having difficulty sleeping because of your Tension Headaches and this is affecting your energy and wellbeing during the day.
  • You are taking painkillers or other medication for your Tension Headaches and would like to stop.
  • You are starting to worry that this isn't ever going to get better as your Tension Headaches are getting more frequent and taking longer to go.
  • Headaches cause lack of concentration, poor sleep, bad temper and generally make life exceedingly difficult.

  • Headaches are often the result of tension building up in the neck muscles. This can be a gradual process from sitting still for too long at a desk. Or it can be after an accident such as a whiplash injury. The restricted movement caused by tight muscles leads to the joints in the neck becoming stiff.
  • The pain from the tight muscles and stiff joints in the neck is felt in the head as a headache, or the muscle tension can restrict blood flow and trip a migraine if you are prone to migraines.
  • Here at Afon House our highly experienced team are dedicated to serving the local community in Salisbury and surrounding areas helping Tension Headache sufferers just like you get back to doing the things they love.

If you would like to know more 

Use the blue box on this page to Get your Copy of the Afon House Tension Headaches Information Pack This is our approach to Tension Headaches. The pack includes 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Tension Headaches at Home.

Or go to our online booking page to book in for a FREE TELEPHONE CHAT with one of our Registered Chiropractors to discuss your problem.

 

First Aid for Headaches

You are in pain, so do everything gently.

The aim of this exercise is to gently stretch the tight muscles in your neck and reduce the inflammation in the joints. These are the source of the headache.

Stretch

To gently stretch the muscles in your neck, drop your chin to your chest and place both hands onto your head with your fingers interlaced. Let your elbows drop and your arms and shoulders droop so the weight of your arms is hanging on your head. Don’t pull. Relax. You will feel the tension in the muscles in the back of your neck. Count steadily to 30 as you allow your head to drop to your chest. Then remove your hands from your head. The headache should be easier. Repeat as often as you like, but always very gently. And only apply as much pressure as is comfortable.

 And use a Cold Pack

 To reduce inflammation in the joints in your neck, wrap a cold pack (a bag of frozen peas works well) in a couple of tea towels and place it on the back of your neck for just 5 minutes out of each hour. Keep repeating this. If the cold pack is too cold, wrap another tea towel around it. This will help. Don’t use heat. If you are taking medication for the headache, it will be an anti-inflammatory drug – to cool things down. If you use the medication with heat, you will be cancelling one out with the other! Use a cold pack to enhance the effect of the medication.

Still getting pain?

If you have tried resting it but the pain comes back again as soon as you push it, come in and see us.

When you come in to see your Chiropractic they will gently relieve your headache so you can get on with your life, sleep nights, wake up fresh and able to concentrate (so you don’t get behind with things), reduce stress and generally put a smile on your face.

Headaches Information Pack

Get the Afon House headaches information pack including 5 simple ways to relieve headaches at home.

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