Chiropractic for headaches and migraines

One of the more common symptoms we see at our practice are patients of all ages complaining of headaches and migraines. If you too suffer from headaches you are not alone! Nine out of ten people in Australia will suffer a headache throughout their life. Some estimates suggest that 25% of people have headaches right now! Unfortunately, some of us think it Is a normal part of life. Our Chiropractors in Berwick see this all too often!

What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There may be a better alternative. We know that stress, toxic fumes, certain foods and preservatives and even alcohol can cause headaches. However, the most common and overlooked cause of headaches is the tension of muscles and dysfunction/subluxation of the upper cervical (neck) spine. These ‘more common’ headaches are can be caused by our lifestyle, poor postures, long term sitting in front of the computer or iPad etc. Sometimes even bumps, falls or accidents.

Research shows that spinal adjustments – the primary form of care provided by a Chiropractor – can be an effective, safe and natural treatment option for tension type headache and headaches that originate in the neck and upper back.

A specific report in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal adjustments resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly less side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.

So, if you suffer from headaches or migraine and want a safe natural alternative, we at Family Chiropractic Berwick may be able to help you achieve the goals you need. We have been helping people with headaches in Berwick, Pakenham and surrounds for over 14 years now. 

To book an appointment, please call us on (03) 9796 1799. Alternatively book online, and one of our friendly staff will contact you to confirm the details of your appointment.