What is a migraine?
Migraines are a severe throbbing pain or pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. They can cause significant pain for time periods ranging from 4 to 72 hours if left untreated, and can be extremely debilitating. For some people, migraines are also accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Causes and triggers of migraines
While susceptibility to migraines is generally inherited, the triggers of migraine can be different and varied, even for the same person! For many people, it takes a combination of triggers to set off a migraine headache. These might include:
- Dietary triggers: Irregular mealtimes, caffeine withdrawal, certain alcoholic beverages, etc.
- Environmental triggers: Bright or flickering lights, strong smells, travel, weather changes, etc.
- Hormonal triggers: Stages of the reproductive cycle, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, etc.
- Physical and emotional triggers: Lack of sleep, illness, back and neck pain, etc.
Migraine and tension headache relief through chiropractic care
Chiropractic care has proven effective to many migraine and headache sufferers, relieving the severity and frequency of symptoms. In some cases, the right migraine and headache treatment has even eliminated the symptoms completely.
At Adaptive Chiropractic, we combine the latest technology, best practice chiropractic techniques and ongoing education to provide all of our clients with some of the most effective migraine and headache treatments in Melbourne. 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 migraine and headache treatment will last up to 30 minutes and can be done straight after your examination. 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.
Chiropractors that truly care for your wellbeing
Here at Adaptive Chiropractic in Melbourne, we use safe yet powerful chiropractic techniques, providing fast and effective pain relief, but also support you to reach and maintain optimal health. Our founder Dr Clarence Ho is passionate about wellbeing and preventative care. He treats a wide range of people, from infants to senior adults and elite athletes. While he specialises in spine related treatments, Dr Clarence also assists patients with pregnancy related pain, migraines and depleted energy. He cares about not just his patients’ experience, but their education as well.
Outstanding location and care
Located behind Richmond’s Epworth Hospital, Adaptive Chiropractic provides our patients from all across Melbourne with outstanding migraine and headache treatment. 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. Contact us for more information, or make an appointment to see our chiropractor today.