on the Sunshine Coast
Are debilitating headaches preventing you from enjoying your days? Our team has helped Sunshine Coast locals find effective headache relief for the last 33 years.
According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of all adults have had at least one headache within the last year.
They can be caused by a multitude of factors including:
The good news is that most of the time, headaches are not a symptom of serious illness and can be managed by avoiding triggers, using appropriate medications or seeking physical treatment.
Our experienced chiropractors use the following techniques:
Our doctors will diagnose the specific causes of your headaches. During your initial consultation, they will take an in-depth medical history, perform a physical exam and may carry out an imaging diagnosis.
Depending on the type of headache you’re experiencing, we can provide appropriate adjustments, mobilisations, soft tissue therapy, gentle stretching techniques and dry needling to relieve your pain.
We can give you personalised advice to help you minimise and manage your headaches, such as lifestyle advice, prescribing exercises and stretches, and relaxation techniques. We may also prescribe medication or complementary medical tests.
Our chiropractors can treat a wide range of headaches, including cervicogenic headaches, tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and more. They will tailor their approach to your specific type of headache and individual patient needs.
Yes, chiropractic care is suitable for people of all ages, including children and teenagers. Paediatric chiropractic adjustments are gentle and adapted to the child's specific needs, providing safe and effective headache relief.
During a chiropractic headache treatment session, you can expect a thorough assessment, followed by targeted adjustments, mobilization, or soft tissue techniques. Your chiropractor will tailor the session to your specific headache type and needs.
The number of sessions needed varies based on the type and severity of your headaches, as well as your body's response to the treatment. Many patients experience significant improvement within a few sessions, while others may require ongoing care for more complex cases.
Yes, chiropractic care has been shown to be effective against chronic migraines. Regular adjustments, coupled with lifestyle changes and stress management, can significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine episodes.
Mobilisation is a chiropractic technique that involves slow and controlled stretching of joints and muscles. It can effectively address tension headaches by improving joint mobility and reducing muscle tightness that contributes to headache pain.
Deep dry needling is a technique that involves inserting thin needles into trigger points in muscles to release tension and alleviate pain. It can be particularly effective in providing relief for cluster headaches by reducing muscle tightness and promoting relaxation.
After experiencing headache relief, your chiropractor may recommend periodic maintenance sessions to prevent recurrences and promote long-term spinal health.
Preventing headache recurrence involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing stress management, adopting good posture habits, and continuing with any recommended exercises or stretches provided by your chiropractor. Regular check-ins with your chiropractor can also help monitor your progress and address any emerging issues.
Many insurance plans cover chiropractic care for back pain. Check with your insurance provider to understand what you’re covered for. You can also ask your GP about an EPC plan, which is a health care scheme that entitles you to see a primary health care practitioner such as a chiropractor for 5 treatments.