Common Conditions

Specialist Headache and Migraine Treatment in Melbourne

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms experienced by humans. Diagnosing headaches involves differentiating and determining the root cause of the problem. Chiropractors are trained to recognise when to refer out to other health professionals.

Our team of chiropractors here at Northside Chiropractic work together with you to determine the type of headache from which you are suffering, and provide a comprehensive headache treatment plan to help alleviate your pain and discomfort, and allow you to return to carrying out your normal daily activities. Check out the sections below to identify the benefits of the headache treatment Melbourne residents can readily access.

Thornbury headache

What Causes Migraines to Appear?

About 20% of the population suffers from a migraine at some stage of their life. Migraine is a complex neurological disorder that can cause quite a lot of distress and disability during an episode. Chronic migraine may require the sufferer to go to a cool, dark room for hours just for a little bit of relief.

Migraines are often accompanied by an aura – a warning sign that can indicate a migraine attack is going to happen. Migraine sufferers may have their headaches set off by the most simple warnings such as strong smells, food, and bright lights.

You may experience:

  • One-sided throbbing or pulsating nausea and vomiting
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Neck pain
headaches migraines treatment melbourne

The exact cause of migraines is still relatively unknown. However, studies have suggested that they are thought to arise as a result of abnormal brain activity, during which the nerves signals, chemicals, and blood vessels in the brain are disrupted.

What Headache and Migraine Treatments are Available?

Mild headaches can often be treated simply using over-the-counter pain relief medications, receiving a neck massage, or relaxing for a short while. On the other hand, the symptoms associated with migraines can be more tricky to treat and often need a consultation with a professional to determine the best course of action.           

Oral headache and migraine treatment

Mild attacks can be treated using:

  • Over-the-counter painkillers
  • Anti-sickness tablets
  • Migraine tablets prescribed by a doctor following an assessment

Non-tablet treatments for migraine

Along with suitable rest, the use of cold packs on the head, and taking yourself away to a cold, dark, and quiet room, you can opt for chiropractic treatment for headaches or migraines.

Our chiropractors in Melbourne are trained to use the Watson Headache Technique to help migraine sufferers alleviate some of the pain and discomfort caused by their condition. The diagnostic accuracy of the Watson Headache technique has been proven to be unparalleled and cause significant comfort after treatment.

tension headache thornbury

We assess each patient individually during their initial appointment at the clinic before providing a comprehensive treatment plan based on their individual presentations.

Other chiropractic care treatments will include:

  • manual adjustments
  • activator adjustments
  • soft tissue therapy
  • posture and lifestyle treatment and advice

Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pain and improve mobility with a series of strategies, this will include:

  • spinal adjustments
  • soft tissue therapy
  • joint mobilisation
  • exercise and strengthening rehab

Why Choose Northside Chiropractic as your Headache Chiropractor

Both of our chiropractors, doctors Lenče Veljanoska Lachlan Dean are 5-year trained and accredited by the appropriate boards. They devote their work to providing a patient-centred, multifocal approach to ensure that your symptoms are relieved adequately and you can return to carrying out your regular daily activities with comfort.

Our chiropractors will perform a thorough assessment to provide you with comprehensive solutions for your pain. Your treatment of choice will depend on your presentations during the initial consultation. Not only do we address the causes of your headaches, but we aim to give you long term results.

Chiropractors are trained to differentiate/diagnose and treat a range of headaches and migraines with a variety of treatments including:

  • annual adjustments
  • activator adjustments
  • soft tissue therapy
  • posture and lifestyle treatment and advice

If you or a loved one are suffering from headaches, then contact the clinic at your soonest convenience and arrange an appointment to see just how we can help.

FAQs

Some of the most common questions we receive regarding headaches and migraines are answered below.

When should you be concerned about a headache?

If your headache is associated with accompanying symptoms such as neck stiffness, visual and speech disturbances, seizures, and loss of memory, then we recommend seeking advice from a specialist.

How are migraines different from headaches?

Headaches can often be treated using over-the-counter medications and will resolve relatively quickly. Migraines, however, can be severe and cause sickness, hypersensitivity to light, and prevent you from carrying out your daily functions.

What are the main symptoms that migraine sufferers experience?

The main symptoms of migraines include sleep disturbances, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, and nausea.

How do you make a chronic migraine go away?

You can try resting, going to a dark, cold, quiet room, or using prescribed medications. Alternatively, you can turn to chiropractors to help alleviate your pain.