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Are Headaches Holding You Back?

Are Headaches Holding You Back?

Have you ever had to cancel plans with friends or loved ones because you have a headache?

Headaches are a common condition that Chiropractors in our practice take care of every day.

The three main types of headaches are;

  • Tension,

  • Migraines

  • Cervicogenic (neck)

A cervicogenic headache (CGH) presents as unilateral pain that starts in the neck and is referred from bony structures or soft tissues of the neck.

It is a common chronic and recurrent headache that usually starts after neck movement. It usually accompanies a reduced range of motion (ROM) of the neck.

Another type of headache that can be overlooked are Gut Health related headaches.

"According to the World Health Organisation, headaches are among the 10 most disabling conditions for men and women."

Tension Headache

A tension headache is often described as a mild to moderate tight band or pressure around the head.

This is the most common type of headache. Triggers may include stress, poor posture, lack of sleep, fatigue, eye strain and dry eyes.


Migraines are severe headaches that typically last between 4 and 72 hours and can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.

They can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head.

Migraines are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. For some people, an aura (or warning symptom) may occur before or with the headache. This can include visual disturbances, tingling on one side of the face and difficulty speaking.

Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headaches are triggered by the dysfunction of the upper cervical joints of the spine.

The pain originates in the neck and back of the head and radiates to the forehead, temples, eyes, ears or face.

The pain increases with neck movements, and you will have a decreased ability to move your head and neck.

Gut Health Related Headaches

Your gut and brain are connected. This bidirectional relationship between your central nervous and gastrointestinal systems is known as the gut-brain axis and starts when we begin life as embryos.

Some people may experience headaches from disorders or dysfunctions in their gastrointestinal system. The ‘power supply’ to your gut is via the Vagus nerve, and disturbances in vagal flow can come from stress overlays in your life and local gut disturbances.

Studies suggest that this interaction is influenced by multiple factors, such as inflammatory mediators, gut microbiota, stress hormones and nutritional substances.

"Happiness is the moment you realise your headache is gone."

If your headaches are holding you back, why not schedule an appointment with;

Dr Tayla Johnson

  • Chiropractor

  • Bsc Chiro. B Chiro.

  • Neural Organisation Technique

  • Paediatric Care

  • Family Wellness Care

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At Infinite Health Studio, our experienced team of practitioners use a holistic approach paired with evidence-based medicine to help support you on your health journey.

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