At the Coach House we take a patient centered, hands on approach to healing. This focuses on the individuals ailments and creates a treatment plan specific to needs and health goals.
The newly renovated building is located in the heart of Uptown Waterloo. We have created a space that combines modalities found in a traditional clinical treatment facility and have added a sophisticated and comfortable atmosphere.
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
How Treatment Can Help
Having a headache is something that most people have
experienced at some point in their life. For others, headaches seem to creep
into their daily life more often than they would like. In either case, I think
we can all agree that having a headache is something that we can really live
without. Headaches can keep you from enjoying time with friends and family, can
hinder your productivity at work, and can prevent you from being active.
Having a headache is the 3rd most common reason
why someone would seek out the help of a chiropractor. I will outline the most common types of headaches that I see in practice and recommend strategies in
dealing with each.
A headache can be categorized as a primary or secondary
headache. Primary headaches are idiopathic in nature meaning they occur for no
apparent reason. Common primary headaches are migraine and tension-type
headaches. Patients with migraine headaches typically present with a pulsatile
type pain on one side of the head accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting. Migraines
can be preceded by or occur with or without an aura and definitely cause light
and/or sound sensitivity. Tension-type headaches usually present with a
pressing or squeezing type pain on both sides of the head and are not
aggravated by daily routine activities. Secondary headaches are the result of
another underlying issue in the head or neck. The most common secondary
headache is a cervicogenic headache. The headache in this case is the direct
result of injured structures in the neck. These headaches are aggravated by
head movements or direct pressure on the neck. Both primary and secondary
headaches can be episodic or chronic in nature.
craniocervical mobilizations (manual therapy or resistance band work), soft
tissue therapy, and acupuncture
manipulation, soft tissue therapy, deep neck flexor exercises, and acupuncture
If you happen to be a headache sufferer, not to fret, there
are options to help remedy your pains. With the right diagnosis, the right
treatment plan can be developed and you are only a short time away from having
Headaches shouldn’t be ignored and any new/different
headache will require diagnosis and intervention. If you happen to experience
the worst headache ever experienced, please go straight to the hospital. Don’t
mess around with headaches!