Headaches are a common condition experienced by many in Singapore. The severity and symptoms of a headache are highly specific to each individual. Some people only experience them when triggered by external factors, such as bright lights, dehydration, or stress. Others may unfortunately suffer from chronic headaches, migraines, or other illnesses that can result in severe head or neck pain.

For some, treating a less severe headache with painkillers can be enough to alleviate the pain. However for others, lingering or recurrent headache symptoms can affect their day to day living.

While severe symptoms may require surgical or medical intervention to help achieve pain relief and management, many people are able to manage symptoms through non-surgical avenues as well. Lifestyle changes as well as chiropractic care are some of the non-surgical options that can help to alleviate head and neck pain associated with headaches or migraines. Read on to find out more about headaches, or get in touch to learn more about our affordable chiropractic care options:

Common Causes of Headaches

For some people, headaches or migraines are a symptom of other ailments, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), allergic reactions, ear or sinus infections, flu, or fever. People with chronic illnesses that affect their nerves, muscles, or organs may also experience headaches as an associated symptom. In these cases, secondary headaches can be managed when the other underlying condition is treated.

More commonly however, our headaches are triggered by lifestyle or other factors that can cause the nerves in your head and neck to react, leading to pain. These can include:

  • Improper nutrition or dehydration
  • Lack of proper sleep or changes to your sleep routine
  • Poor posture
  • Stress (either regular stress or a sudden stressful event)
  • Changes in weather
  • Genetics
  • Post-trauma conditions (e.g. headaches after experiencing whiplash in a car accident)

While these lifestyle factors may appear easy to control, the reality is not as straightforward. Singaporeans frequently report high-stress lifestyles and busy work schedules, and up to 10% of the population experience migraines. Juggling busy lifestyles can easily cause us to lose track of our day to day care, and we might not even realise this until we feel the painful symptoms of an oncoming headache. Long-term habits of poor posture, poor nutrition, or improper sleep routines can also be hard to change at once, but they can be modified and improved to avoid future incidences.

Before seeking chiropractic care or other non-surgical treatment options, doing simple stretches at-home may help to relieve tension in your head or neck. Check out our video for some easy exercises to work into your daily routine.

Treatment Options for Headaches

Chiropractic care is a non-surgical treatment option available in Singapore that can help strengthen the musculoskeletal system to alleviate the stress placed on your head and neck muscles. An initial consultation may involve visual, postural and mobility tests, and subsequent sessions may comprise targeted therapies such as spinal decompression therapy to help relieve headache symptoms.

Changes to your lifestyle can also help with alleviating headaches, such as improving your posture and sleep routine. Our chiropractors can also offer advice on postural correction, exercise, and other at-home treatments for interim pain management during your consultation.

Seeking out Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines in Singapore

Experiencing headaches or migraines do not have to affect your daily quality of life, and chiropractic care can provide the relief you need to achieve a normal lifestyle again. Book a consultation with our trained chiropractors in Singapore or to find out more about our affordable treatment options for headaches .

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