Specific Headache Treatment Melbourne
Headaches & Migraines can stop you from doing the things you love or even your ability to go to work. If you’re like many people we see, you may have tried countless therapies and unfortunately haven’t been able to find a solution that’s right for you! Our Chiropractors, Dr.Robbie Hunt, Dr.James Allen, Dr. Peter Vrakatselis & Dr. Adam Curwood have been seeing patients from all over Australia for headaches, migraines and associated problems such as neck pain, dizziness, vertigo and jaw problems for many years now. Our specific, gentle and effective Chiropractic management approach may be the solution you’re looking for to finally put you headaches to rest!
Headaches are the bodies why of telling you something isn’t functioning properly. Headaches commonly stem from a variety of factors that aggravate pain receptors in the head or neck. There are many reasons for a recurring headache, and often many find it easier to take a pain-relieving medications rather than address the actual “cause” or “source” of the issue. The issue with taking medication time and time again is once the medication wears off, your headaches often return, and you may then need to take more medication for the same level of relief. Furthermore, chronic use of pain relieving medications can lead to dependency and or drug-related side effects. While this approach is common, it is not necessarily the only, or best, approach.
Common causes of headaches are:
- Physical or Emotional Stress
- Neck/Shoulder Muscle tension
- Clenching Jaw/ TMJ
- Poor posture
- Poor diet
- Squinting/ eye problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Hormone Imbalances
- Prescriptions/ Supplements
- Trauma to head or cervical spine
(Atlas Orthogonal technique – one of the types of treatment we offer for headaches)
Living in Melblourne, possible Headache causes
Our team of Chiropractors are highly trained and have a special interest in cervical spine, the “atlas” and upper neck adjusting. They are proud to be apart of only a small group of Australian Chiropractors trained in the effective upper neck technique Atlas Orthogonal (AO). Atlas Orthogonal (AO) is a specialised area of Chiropractic that focuses on the upper neck or cervical spine and its influence on the central nervous system and brainstem function. The central nervous system and brainstem are located within the upper neck vertebrae, therefore alterations to this area of the body can dramatically impact your overall health and wellbeing.
Patients often present to our practice with a wide range of symptoms, most commonly these include:
- Frontal & temple face pain
- Neck muscle tightness and pain
- Joint ‘grinding’
- Vertigo & dizziness
- Sinus pressure
- Light sensitivity
- Abnormal posture
(X-rays may be require in certain cases of headaches to assist in treatment)
Headache Treatment from a Melbourne Chiropractor
Our Chiropractors have three convenient practices located in Hawthorn, Pakenham, and Hoppers Crossing with patients travelling from all over Victoria, interstate and even internationally for their care. Wellbeing Chiropractic Hawthorn is located at 365 Burwood Road, Hawthorn just 10minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Wellbeing Chiropractic Pakenham is located at 40 Main Street, Pakenham in the South Eastern suburbs in the West Gippsland region. Hoppers Crossing is located in the Western suburbs.
(Suboccipital release- a technique used to help treat headaches and migraines)