Headache & Migraine Treatment
Headache is a fact of life for many Australians, with an estimated 47% of people suffering from at least one headache per year, according to the World Health Organization. Unfortunately for many patients, headache is not just an annual occurrence --it's a daily, chronic concern.
Oakleigh chiropractor Dr. Sam Liveriadis can provide effective diagnosis and treatment of headache. The most common types of headache we see in our Oakleigh clients are tension headache, migraine, and cervicogenic headache. You can learn more about the causes of these chronic headaches here.
Since headache is a neurological condition, it's important to make sure your nervous system is functioning well to reduce and prevent pain. As a chiropractor, Dr. Sam specialises in ensuring the health of the spine and central nervous system, and can correct any spinal disorders that could be contributing to your pain.
Chiropractic adjustments:Low-force chiropractic adjustments will ease pressure on any irritated nerves in the cervical spine and correct spinal alignment for maximum neurological integrity.
Exercise therapies: At-home exercises will improve your neck flexibility and strength to relieve and prevent pain.
Soft tissue therapies: Myofascial release and trigger point therapy will ease tensions and muscle spasms exacerbating or causing headache.
Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective, safe method of relieving headache in many patients. One study showed that chiropractic adjustments resulted in a 50% decrease in symptoms for patients with cervicogenic headache (Hass 2010). Another study found that migraine patients had a 90% reduction in headache attacks after receiving chiropractic care (Tuichin 2000). These are just examples of the kind of success we see in our headache patients from Oakeligh, East Bentleigh, Clayton, and Mt. Waverly. Contact North Road Chiropractic for relief from headache today.
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