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Headache And Migraine

Headache and Migraines are one of the most common complaints and most people will experience them at some point in their life. When there is pressure or pain in your head, it can be difficult to tell whether you are experiencing a typical headache or a migraine.

At Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, our main goal is to get to the root of the issue and handle it with precise non-invasive techniques that help relieve pain altogether. Remember, you do not have to live in pain as Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore has the solutions.

Headache and Migraine Facts

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 50% of all adults worldwide will experience a headache in any given year.
  • Suffering from pain costs Singapore more than $8 billion each year according to the studies commissioned by GSK Consumer Healthcare, was conducted by global insights and consultancy firm Edelman Intelligence.
  • In general, as mention in an article by Singapore General Hospital, pain has tremendous influence over a person. It may cause mood swings, depression or anxiety, sleep disturbances and inevitably a night of poor sleep often translates to greater pain the next day and vice versa.

1. Headache

Headache is in the broader spectrum, and there are many different types of headaches. The two common forms of headaches are primary and secondary:

Primary headache disorders are associated with overactivity and occur alongside some physiological problems in the skeletal structures in the face, neck muscles and upper shoulder area which also can include but not limited to blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. These types of headaches are primary because it is due to the headache condition itself and not due to another cause like secondary headaches. These symptoms can also result from the change of chemical activities in the brain. The three types of primary headaches are:

  1. Cluster 
  2. Tension
  3. Migraine

Primary headaches are often triggered by certain foods, alcohol, sleeping habits, stress, etc… Nine out of Ten headaches fall under primary. 

Secondary headaches, on the other hand, are due to another underlying condition(s) or disease. The symptom here is the headache. Symptoms and causes of secondary headaches can be:

  • It’s the worst headache you ever had
  • Comes quickly without warning
  • During pregnancy
  • Overuse of medication (also known as REBOUND HEADACHES)
  • Concussion
  • Teeth grinding especially at night
  • Brain tumour or blood clots
  • Comes after exercise, sex, or squeeze your body.
  • Stroke
  • Glaucoma
  • High blood pressure
  • Sinus Infections

The general public thinks that having a headache is something ‘normal’ that occurs in our lives. However, if it has been ongoing for a certain period, persistent and begins to affect our daily lives or routines, it may be time or necessary to get professional medical advice for your headaches and seek intervention immediately to know your exact cause and treatment of your headaches.

2. Migraines

A migraine falls under a primary and can be a severe form of headaches. In a migraine headache additional but different symptoms occur than the usual headache. Often a migraine would be accompanied by pulsating and/or throbbing kind of discomfort on one side of the head or face.

These symptoms might include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Blurred vision with aura or without aura
  • Episodic timing
  • Lightheadedness

Migraine usually lasts from 2-3 days period, but can go up to 5 days on severe cases. Migraines often affects females and often provoked by stress and alcohol use.

*** On the side note: visual aura refers to blurry vision, blind spots or flickering lights with partial vision loss that can be in a sickle or C-shaped or with zigzag lines on the edge.

The visual aura can last from 10 to 30 minutes.

Other common symptoms of Migraines can include:

  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhoea Feeling hot or cold
  • Sweating
  • Discomfort in the neck, behind eyes and across nose and jaw
 

How Healing Hands Chiropractic helps relief Headache and Migraines​

  • Our chiropractors will perform a thorough health history of your condition to narrow down the type of headaches a patient is experiencing. Our chiropractors will assess physically the area of concern and review possible underlying conditions that may need more assessment and/or testing.
  • After everything has been assessed and verified our chiropractors will begin treatment and this can include spinal manipulations to restore motion & function to the body and alleviate any stress physically in the head, neck and shoulder area.
  • Other ancillary treatments and/or professional service provided will be advice on proper posture, ergonomics, specific exercises and stretches and traction, if needed. These option’s for treatment is design and specifically design for the patient’s own unique condition.
  • Additionally if needed basic nutritional advice, recommendation in diet can be provided.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

It is a very safe & accurate thermographic scanner that scans the full spine or segmental parts of the spine in approximately 15 seconds. The Tytron detects areas of asymmetry as well as indicate areas with greater temperature due to acute soft tissue damage.

The Tytron scanner uses precision sensors, speciality lenses and a unique focusing system to give the chiropractor the most accurate and repeatable information available. You will be given a print out of your result on the first visit.

A Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore physician primary focus is the human spine. Additionally, our Chiropractor’s primary focus is the physiological relationship between the joints, muscles, bones, and the body’s central nervous system. A Healing Hands chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any dysfunction (pain) and/ or restrictions that exist in joints of the spine and skeletal system. Though, a Healing Hands chiropractor main focus is the spine, because it protects the central nervous system Healing Hands also exercise a very strong background in nutritional assessment, ergonomics, exercise physiology and wellness health care.

Healing Hands Chiropractors primarily use a hands-on and holistic approach, we also utilize various other treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, bodywork etc. to get our patients back to health. Chiropractic physicians typically earn a “D.C.” or a Doctor of Chiropractic from accredited institutions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and many more.

A neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator primary focus is on the recovery of functions of the human body through the use of exercise physiology. Our treatment focus as a Healing Hands neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator is to restore movement thus to promote circulation, take away dysfunction/pain and thus restore your health. This will be done in a variety of ways or techniques that are specific to each individual or patient, for instance, we will utilize specific strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, a myofascial release of muscle fibres &/or neuromuscular facilitation, etc.

A Healing Hands Chiropractic physician primary focus is the human spine. Additionally, our Chiropractor’s primary focus is the physiological relationship between the joints, muscles, bones, and the body’s central nervous system. A Healing Hands chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any dysfunction (pain) and/ or restrictions that exist in joints of the spine and skeletal system. Though, a Healing Hands chiropractor main focus is the spine, because it protects the central nervous system Healing Hands also exercise a very strong background in nutritional assessment, ergonomics, exercise physiology and wellness health care.

Healing Hands Chiropractors primarily use a hands-on and a holistic approach, we also utilize various other treatment modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, body work etc. to get our patients back to health. Chiropractic physicians typically earn a “D.C.” or a Doctor of Chiropractic from accredited institutions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South Africa and many more.

A neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator primary focus is on the recovery of functions of the human body through the use of exercise physiology. Our treatment focus as a Healing Hands neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitator is to restore movement thus to promote circulation, take away dysfunction/pain and thus restore your health. This will be done in a variety of ways or techniques that is specific to each individual or patient for instance we will utilize specific strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, myo-fascial release of muscle fibers &/or neuromuscular facilitation, etc.

Here at Healing Hands Chiropractic Singapore, the Chiropractic adjustment should not be painful. However, in some instances when the patient is either acute or chronic the muscles and ligaments may prove to be guarded or sensitive to the touch, these are some exceptions.

A thorough examination of your complaints and conditions can alleviate any concerns that you may have.

Benefits of getting a chiropractic treatment helps with reducing pain and increase joint mobility. We’ve written an article all about it here.

There also seams to be a lot of concern on the safety of getting adjusted by a chiropractor. We have been treating thousand of patients since 2010 and many have benefited from it. We believe in education so we have put up a blog page all about chiropractics. We hope to tell people more about chiropractics so that people can understand and appreciate chiropracics.

Our initial consultation would be $75 for all our chiropractors and $100 for our clinical director Dr. Marc

Our Initial Consultation includes: 

– Full Spinal Scan
– Posture Analysis
– Dr Consultation
– Physical Examination
– Report of Findings

Our treatment cost is dependent on your condition, severity and any other underlying issues.

In general, our treatment range from $75-$110 per session