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Common types of headaches and triggers

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According to the Queensland Government (2017), more that 5 million Australians are affected by headaches and migraines.

There are many different types of headaches, below are some of the most common:

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Stress and Anxiety

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache.

Poor Posture

If you are sitting at a desk or in a vehicle all day especially with poor posture, you could be triggering a headache due to muscular and joint imbalances in the neck.
These are termed cervicogenic headaches.


Glare from your computer screen or other devices can trigger headaches.


Often, we forget to stay hydrated and a headache is the first symptom of dehydration.


Some medications can have a side effect of headaches.


Even if you are not a smoker yourself, being in the vicinity of a smoker can set off a headache.

Weather Changes

Temperature and air pressure changes can cause headaches for some.

“Chiropractors regularly diagnose, care for and manage headaches and many studies have reported on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in alleviating migraine pain and other health issues that arise from neck and back issues.” Chiropractors Association of Australia 2018

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