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What is a migraine?
A migraine is a type of chronic headache that can cause intense pulsing pain or throbbing in one area of the head. They are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine headaches typically affect adults and are more common in women than in men.
While the exact cause of migraines is unknown, they are thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some researchers believe that migraines may be due to changes in the brainstem and its interaction with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. Other possible causes include hormonal changes, certain foods and beverages, stress, and changes in sleep patterns.
Treatment for migraines may include medication, lifestyle changes, and stress management. In some cases, preventative measures such as botox injections can be used to help reduce the frequency of migraines.
Can a chiropractor treat migraines?
Chiropractors are trained to treat a wide variety of conditions, including migraines. One of the most common underlying causes of migraine headaches is upper neck dysfunction. This can occur when the spinal joints in the upper neck become restricted, leading to irritation of the nerves that pass through this area. By gentle manipulation of these joints, chiropractors can help to reduce restriction and restore normal movement. This can often provide significant relief from a migraine, as well as other headaches and neck pain. In addition, chiropractors will often provide advice on lifestyle changes that can help to prevent migraines from occurring in the first place. These may include changes to diet, sleep habits and posture. As a result, chiropractic care may be an effective treatment for both occasional and chronic migraines.
Chronic migraine treatment through chiropractic care
At Adaptive Chiropractic in Richmond, we combine the latest technology, best-practice chiropractic techniques and ongoing education to provide all clients with a comprehensive treatment plan for migraines and headaches. Our specific and holistic approach will ensure that you get the migraine relief you need to lead a normal life.
What to expect from your migraine and headache treatment
Generally, your first headache and migraine treatment will last up to 30 minutes and can be done straight after our thorough assessment. Once the underlying cause is understood, most of our patients experience results from their very first treatment. Our chiropractors’ gentle yet effective alignment techniques are gentle enough for children and are able to restore function and movement for athletes and seniors alike.
Outstanding location and care
Located near Richmond train station, Adaptive Chiropractic provides outstanding migraine and headache treatment in a warm and inviting practice. With our convenient location, we are able to serve clients coming in from Melbourne, particularly Richmond. We believe in providing a fun and safe working environment, not just for our patients but also for our practitioners. Our practitioners care more because they are looked after well, and this in turn allows them to focus on their patients. If you’re experiencing headaches or migraine, please contact us to arrange your initial consultation with one of our experienced chiropractors.
Your chiropractor that truly cares for your wellbeing
Here at Adaptive Chiropractic in Richmond, our chiropractic care approach is holistic. We use gentle yet powerful chiropractic techniques, providing fast and effective pain relief and supporting you to reach and maintain optimal health.
Our Chiropractors are passionate about wellbeing and preventative care. We treat a wide range of people, from infants to senior adults and elite athletes. While we focus on spine-related treatments, we may also assist patients with pregnancy-related pain, headache and migraine issues and TMJ dysfunction. We care about not just our patients’ experience, but their education as well.