Cervical Disc and Pain – Finding the root of the problem

Neck-painNeck pain is a problem affecting millions of Australians every year. and this socioeconomic burden is taking it’s toll both financially, emotionally and physically.

If you are one of the many people suffering from debilitating neck pain you know how this impacts your work, your lifestyle and the time spent with family. Perhaps you deep down fear that surgery will one day have to be the reality you face to get out of pain and discomfort.

At Spine Scan Chiropractic we are dedicated to delivering safe and gentle treatment for neck pain. Take action today to prevent further pain and degeneration, call us  now on (08) 61508785 Scarborough or (08) 61508783 Mount Pleasant to book an appointment.

The neck – Not just support

Your cervical spine supports the stack of 7 bones between the bottom of your head and bottom of your neck, and these bones protect the most important means of communication in your body; your nervous system. The bones function as an armour to protect your spinal cord from damage and interference, allowing the natural communication to flow from your brain to your body, and back. Every little part of your body needs this dual contact between the cells and the brain to function at it’s best.

What happens when this no longer works

As a part of this protection system we have discs in between the bones in the spine to cushion and disperse impact from daily movement. When put under abnormal demand, the discs can strain and herniate, allowing the gelatinous centre of the disc to rupture out and affect spinal nerves, causing pain and inflammation. If this happens in the neck, you can experience symptoms such as pain, tingling, electrical shooting, burning, aching, numbness and discomfort anywhere between the neck, shoulder the arm and into the hands and fingers.

When this type of injury occurs, your body intervenes to protect the damaged area of the spine, and you might therefore often experience muscle tightness and restricted movement along with the pain caused by the inflammation and damage to the joints. This can be very debilitating for someone struggling with non-relenting neck pain.

Supporting the restoration

Chiropractic care provides and excellent option of treatment to the traditional way of pain medication and surgery. Aiming to decrease pain and restore proper function of the neck, the spine, and and the nervous system governing your body, the chiropractors at Spine Scan will work with your body to get you back to proper function.

Because a chiropractor undergoes 5 years of rigorous studying, examination and training, they have a unique understanding of the body, allowing them to assess and treat the musculoskeletal system without the need of medication, hospitalisation and surgical intervention. In a gentle and safe way, a chiropractor will locate the cause of the problem and treat the cervical spine as a whole; the involved muscles, joints and ligaments through a safe hands-on approach.

Call (08) 61508785 Scarborough or (08) 61508783 Mount Pleasant to schedule a time to see how we best can help you live a full and happy life, doing the things you love, both now and in the future.

Easy Ways to Reduce Fall Risk

fallAs people approach old age, declines in muscle mass and bone density, impaired vision and other sensory impairments, inner ear disturbances, side effects of some medications, and symptoms of some conditions can all increase the risk of a fall and fall related injury. The most common injuries from a fall are fractures, particularly hip and thigh fractures, followed by head injury. About 90{c8a638b1e7709e6694e28f267820d53a0efdb8b78b20236c90a8c073c646f8af} of hip fractures are caused by a fall, and fall related injuries are one of the leading reasons older adults are admitted to hospitals and nursing homes.

It may not be possible to completely eliminate the risk of a fall or fall related injury, but a few lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the risk of a fall and the likelihood of being injured if a fall does occur. Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand to build muscle mass and bone density, improve balance and reaction time, increase mobility, and promote heart health, which can help stabilize blood pressure and prevent blood pressure dips that can cause lightheadedness.

Dehydration and dips in blood sugar can both lead to dizziness and falls, so eating frequently and staying hydrated are vital to fall prevention. Dizziness can also be a symptom of nutritional deficiencies, including magnesium deficiency. Eating a nutrient rich diet and taking a good quality multivitamin every day can help prevent these deficiencies. Other causes of dizziness include inefficient cardiovascular function and cognitive impairments. Getting plenty of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet promotes healthy heart function, which can minimize the drops in blood pressure that can cause dizziness, and healthy brain function, which can protect against cognitive decline.

When many people think of bone health, the first thing that comes to mind is calcium. While calcium is important, magnesium and phosphorus are just as critical to building strong bones. Also critical is ensuring the minerals can be assimilated into the bone. Vitamin D helps the body absorb and assimilate calcium and other minerals, while some foods, particularly soda, can inhibit calcium absorption. It’s also important to be aware that calcium can only be absorbed in small amounts at one time, so consuming calcium rich foods a couple of times a day is important.

Many studies have shown that weight bearing exercise can increase bone mass reducing the likelihood of a fracture, and that a sedentary lifestyle can actually cause bone mass to decrease, increasing fracture risk. Weight bearing exercise may involve weights, but not necessarily. Walking, dancing, climbing stairs, lifting weights, or any other exercise that involves working against gravity will help move improve balance and mobility.

Weight bearing exercise also builds muscle strength, which provides added support to the bones and helps keep the joints stable and mobile. Be sure not to forget about upper body exercise. Keeping the spine strong makes it easier to stand erect; inability to stand erect can interfere with balance, making it harder to avoid falls. Strengthening the arms can improve your ability to stop a fall in progress.

If you’ve experience a fall or a fall related injury, or just want to know how to minimize your risk, call Neurobalance at 02 9938 5456 to arrange an appointment. We’ll talk to you about your conditions, your medications, and your lifestyle habits to help you determine your biggest risk factors for a fall, and we’ll help you determine the best ways to minimize your risk, including dietary changes you can make and exercises you can do to help improve your balance and mobility.

 

Neurofeedback Epilepsy Treatment Perth

epAlmost 800,000 people in Australia will receive a diagnosis of epilepsy at some time in their lives. For an estimated one third of patients, medication is ineffective, or causes side effects with a big impact on quality of life. Epilepsy treatment Perth uses a different approach, Neurofeedback – a non-invasive, painless therapy that can reduce the number or severity of seizures.

Find out more about Neurofeedback as an epilepsy treatment option. Learn what it can offer you or a family member affected by this condition. Call the Perth Brain Centre to arrange an appointment on (08) 6500 3277 today.

What is Epilepsy?

  • According to the World Health Authority, epilepsy is the single, most common severe brain disorder.
  • It is not a mental health problem, but a physical problem with the functioning of the brain’s electrical impulses.
  • About 25,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia each year and approximately 250,000 Australians are thought to be living with epilepsy – the global figure is an estimated 50 million people affected by the condition.
  • There are about forty different types of epilepsy, not all of which involve convulsions.
  • Medication is effective in around 70{c8a638b1e7709e6694e28f267820d53a0efdb8b78b20236c90a8c073c646f8af} of cases. A small percentage of people affected are treated with surgery.
  • Although some people ‘outgrow’ their epilepsy or experience remission of their symptoms, this condition has a big effect on the lives of those affected with social, psychological and physical repercussions.

Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Although epilepsy can affect anyone at any age, diagnosis is most common in children and teenagers; it may also affect people in later life. For anyone who has experienced a seizure, and is seeking a diagnosis, taking someone who witnessed the event and can provide a good description of exactly what happened, can be invaluable.

Routine physical tests including blood tests and neurological examinations such as EEG, and Neuroimaging CT and MRI scans can help to diagnose epilepsy and to establish the cause.

Evidence that Neurofeedback Helps Reduce Seizures

There have been a number of scientific studies into the effectiveness of Neurofeedback.  Doctor of Chiropractic, Daniel Lane, providing epilepsy treatment Perth at the Perth Brain Centre reports that a statistical analysis combining the results of Neurofeedback studies carried out between 1970 and 2005 found 74{c8a638b1e7709e6694e28f267820d53a0efdb8b78b20236c90a8c073c646f8af} of patients experienced a reduction in the frequency of seizures they experienced. This is particularly impressive when you understand that all the studies analyzed had participants for whom medication was not effective in controlling their seizures.

Neurofeedback at Perth Brain Centre

At Perth Brain Centre, we use a sophisticated but non-invasive brain-computer interface. Think of it as a sort of ‘gym for the brain’!

Using EEG and visual feedback, neurofeedback helps people to help themselves, reducing the incidence of seizures by inhibiting the brainwave activity associated with seizures and reinforcing the brainwave activity associated with preventing them.

Of course, as with any exercise, it takes consistent practice and repetition to achieve the best results possible.  So, for an assessment, call your centre for epilepsy treatment Perth today on (08) 6500 3277.

Could your lifestyle choices be contributing to shoulder pain?

Life today can be stressful, and it’s that stress and unhealthy choices in general, which can cause problems with our bodies. Of course, we know that stress can be damaging to health, but have you given much thought to how the way you live could cause problems with your body in terms of motion?

Shoulder pain is one of the most commonly treated problems by chiropractors, and this can partly be put down to our unhealthy and stressful lifestyles these days. Do you sit properly when you’re at work? Do you slouch? Do you spend hours over the course of a day hunched over your phone? Do you sleep in a comfortable position, or do you wake up in discomfort? Do you carry heavy bags?

All of these things can cause pain, most commonly in the shoulders, neck, and upper back.

Anyone who has suffered from this kind of pain will be able to tell you first-hand how upsetting and painful it can be, but luckily help is at hand. Here at Spine Scan we are committed to helping every single person who walks through our doors, and Perth chiropractor, Dr Adam Rocchi, is highly experienced in using effective and gentle chiropractic methods to right shoulder pain, helping people live a much freer and less painful life as a result.

The first step in any line of treatment is diagnosis, and a thorough evaluation of the problem will be done, to find out what the actual cause is. In most cases, chiropractic treatment is a suitable road to go down, and in that case gentle adjustments of the spine and shoulders will be carried out, to free up any trapped or compressed nerves. Following this, mobilisation of the joints and muscles will be undertaken, to restore proper movement and freedom to the area. A selection of exercises to continue at home will also be shown to you, to continue your rehabilitation.

Shoulder pain can be down to a number of different types of injury, ranging from painful dislocation, perhaps from a sporting injury or a fall, to over-use, arthritis, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, tendonitis, bursitis, or referred pain. Your particular injury will dictate the type of treatment given to you, proving that chiropractic is very individually-centred, and holistic in nature.

If you have noticed pain in the shoulder which has lasted for more than a few days, a weakness in the area, a restricted range of motion, swelling, bruising, or heat, then you should seek help for your problem, safe in the knowledge that you don’t have to suffer for a second longer.

If you are struggling with shoulder pain, or perhaps concerned about a pain which comes and goes, then don’t hesitate to call the practice now on (08) 61508785 Scarborough or (08) 61508783 Mount Pleasant to arrange an appointment. We can help assess your situation, diagnose your problem, and then choose the right path of treatment for you.

Say goodbye to the pain of headaches

59823Reading the statistics on headaches is a little worrying; Headache Australia reports that 23{c8a638b1e7709e6694e28f267820d53a0efdb8b78b20236c90a8c073c646f8af} of households contain at least one person regularly suffering from migraines. If you’ve ever had a migraine then you will understand how big a deal that is. On top of this fact, there are said to be 7 million tension headache sufferers within the country, 42{c8a638b1e7709e6694e28f267820d53a0efdb8b78b20236c90a8c073c646f8af} of these are women. Whether this can be put down to stressful lives is questionable, although quite likely, however the fact remains that no matter what kind of headache, regular pain in the head can be difficult to deal with.

What do you do when you get a headache? You probably reach for the pain-killers, and whilst this is a common solution, over time this can be detrimental because you’re staring possible dependency in the face, as well as unpleasant side effects which can sometimes be just as bad as the headache itself. Searching for an alternative solution is the best bet.

Here at Chatfield Chiropractic we firmly believe in the fantastic benefits of chiropractic treatment, and when used in conjunction with lifestyle and posture advice, chiropractic has been proven to be highly effective in helping reduce and eradicate headaches. Of course, it’s important to identify the type of headache, through a thorough history taking session, along with other diagnostic methods, such as x-rays and neurological assessment. Once this is complete, a tailor-made treatment plan can be put in place. One of our highly experienced Craigieburn chiropractors will be able to help you start on the road towards a life much less affected by headaches, simply with one phone call.

What does chiropractic treatment involve?

Once diagnosis has been made, chiropractic treatment can begin, and this generally involves highly specialised spinal manipulations and adjustments, which are particularly effective for tension headache sufferers, as well as any headache which begins in, or affects, the neck. Along with lifestyle advice, possible diet adjustments, and advice on maintaining a proper posture, chiropractic has been proven in studies and trials to be highly effective and a great alternative to pain-killers in the battle against headaches.

Types of headache

A headache is never just a headache, and there are four main types. These include migraine, cluster, stress, and cervicogenic. A migraine is probably the most famous type, and without a doubt the most severe. A migraine can last anything from a few hours to a few days, and during that time the pain can be debilitating, accompanied by very unpleasant side effects.

Tension headaches are becoming increasingly common, and this is caused by contraction of the muscles in the neck and scalp, resulting in pain at the back of the head, around the back of the neck, and in the temples.

Cervicogenic headaches probably sound the most complicated, but generally originate in the neck area. These can be caused by injury or trauma, but can also be down to repetitive strain too. These are characterised by a dull ache which is generally located at the back of the head, down to the neck.

Finally, we have cluster headaches, which as the name suggests, occur in clusters or groups. These come on suddenly and usually pass just as quickly, with pain in one side of the head.

If you are a regular headache sufferer, don’t live your life affected by pain for a second longer. Call the practice now on Roxburgh Park (03) 9303 9952, or Sunbury (03) 9746 3977 to arrange an appointment, and start the road towards recovery.

Plagiocephaly, More Than a Cosmetic Problem

224511Plagiocephalyis a condition that may to some, appear to be just a cosmetic problem. It describes a misshapen head that can be caused prior to, or during birth, or from torticollis, a condition that causes a baby to favour turning the head and neck in one direction. However, as Northern Beaches chiropractor Dr. Rachael Veronesipoints out, a third cause, has become more prevalent in Australia since the introduction of the SIDS campaign in 1992, designed to get babies to sleep on their backs instead of their side or tummy. All these causes of Plagiocephaly result from mechanical forces pressing on the baby’s rapidly growing skull.

Brookvale Chiropractor, Rachael Veronesi, goes on to say, that for parents, deciding whether to go ahead and get treatment for an infant affected by Plagiocephaly, might, in the past, have come down solely to the degree of cosmetic effect of the condition. However, scientific literature is beginning to provide more information about a variety of functional deficits affecting eyes, ears, jaw and motor control as well as an increased risk of delay in hitting the cognitive milestones that seem to be closely associated with deformational plagiocephaly.

This new information on the risk of long term functional deficits that might potentially affect a child’s correct development are leading more and more parents to seek Chiropractic help. If your child is showing signs of this condition, getting an early assessment from a qualified practitioner should be your first step. Please call Neurobalance Chiropractic practice now on 02 9938 5456 to arrange an appointment. We can help by correcting these structural and functional problems and help you, help your child to reach his or her, full potential.

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Chiropractic treatment for plagiocephaly is so gentle that it is safe for infants from newborn. It involves restoring the normal range of movement to the neck where torticollis is a problem by using gentle, passive joint and muscle work. To help restore the correct head shape, cranial bone remoulding,a very safe form of therapyis used. This term might sound a little dramatic but it describes a procedure that many babies sleep through!

Self Help Tips To Use At Home

  1. Tummy Time is great for babies as it can help with both cognitive development and motor coordination. It has a positive effect on the cerebellum of the brain, (the area responsible for managing balance), by stimulating the upper neck muscles that activate the nerve pathways. Tummy time can begin from newborn and last for as little as half a minute – but encouraging this, three or more times each day can be very beneficial.
  2. Repositioning your Baby’s Headis a technique used to prevent the baby laying or pressing on their ‘flat’ spot. If started early, this can be extremely helpful as it is most effective up to about the age of four months old. Try to reduce the length of time spent in car seats, buggies or anywhere else that results in pressure on the back of the head.
  3. Helmets are a popular way of improving the appearance and shape of the skull for a baby affected by plagiocephaly. However,it is a cosmetic improvement only as, without Chiropractic intervention in addition, it will not improve any functional or neuro-developmental deficit.
  4. Using a Mimos Pillow is a safe and effective way to redistribute the pressure of your baby’s head when sleeping. It is a flattened, circular pillow with a depression in the centre upon which, you place your baby’s head when you lay him down to sleep. The pillow has the effect of greatly increasing the area of baby’s head in contact with the pillow. This decreases pressure on any one spot, by redistributing the weight over a much larger area.
  5. Your Brookvale Chiropractor will suggest gentle exercisesas part of the ongoing care provided by the Neurobalance Clinic. For example, Dr. Veronesi might suggest using a swiss ball (pilates or exercise ball) and placing your baby face down on this and gently rocking him to and fro. Done for just a couple of minutes two or three times a day, this has the effect of helping to engage the postural muscles of the spine.

Parentsof an affected infant, seeking help for the cosmetic effects of plagiocephaly and for the potential functional and cognitive problems that may be associated are relieved to find that not only is Chiropractic treatment for the condition, safe, gentle and effective, but that there are also a number of things they can do at home to help their child. Contact your Northern Beaches Chiropractor at the Neurobalance Clinic today on 02 9938 5456 to find out more.

A precious night’s sleep

sleepprobSleep is important for health and wellbeing, and when you’re well rested, you’re in a better frame of mind in general, helping to battle away low mood and stress-related issues. If you’re you’re not getting enough sleep however, you could be heading towards a slippery slope.

There are many things which can affect your quality of sleep, as well as how much sleep you’re getting, but fibromyalgia is a well-known common cause for sleep-related problems, and those who suffer from this painful and upsetting condition will be able to tell you first-hand how an unbroken night’s sleep is a truly precious thing.

The positive news however is that there are plenty of ways you can relax and relieve pain enough to be able to drop off to the land of nod, as well as using a highly effective treatment method to try and reduce pain on a more long-term basis. If you’ve never heard of chiropractic then maybe you should sit up and take notice.

This highly effective, gentle, and truly holistic treatment method can be used for a variety of different ailments and conditions, however it works particularly well in fibromyalgia because it soothes and releases pain and tension from the muscles, tendons, and joints. Gentle manual manipulations and stretches work well to relieve pain, and also helps the person involved relax, giving precious relief from pain. Teneriffe chiropractic, Dr Scott Wustenberg is experienced and skilled in the huge benefits of chiropractic, as well as offering precious advice on other ways you can relax prior to bed, helping you get a much better night’s sleep.

Here’s a few suggestions.

Cut out the caffeine and alcohol

Basically anything which contains caffeine or alcohol is a stimulant, and when you’re trying to wind down, you don’t want to be getting over-stimulated. Try chamomile tea instead of regular tea or coffee, and avoid anything heavy or spicy before bed.

Create a Zen environment

You’re not going to sleep well if you’re not comfortable where you’re resting. Make it dark, quiet, and comfortably warm/cool. If you like to hear a little background noise, then put on some quiet, soothing music to help you drop off to sleep.

Disconnect from the world

Your mind is not going to be able to switch off if you’re constantly checking your phone, Facebook status, or Twitter feed, so put your phone on silent and leave the laptop in another room.

Truly relax

A warm bath is a relaxing experience but it’s also doubly advantageous in this situation because it eases muscular aches and pains. You could also try a gentle massage before bed too, which will flood your body with those relaxing endorphins to help you zone out and fall asleep.

Fibromyalgia need not take over your life, and if you can grab adequate hours of comfortable sleep then you’re onto the fast track road to not letting this upsetting condition beat you. If you’re interested in how chiropractic treatment could help you beat the pain of fibromyalgia then call the practice now on (07) 4661 9988 Warwick or (07) 3854 0165 Teneriffe to arrange an appointment, and look forward to a more positive, less painful future.

A simple problem …

Woman sprained her ankle while doing Pilates exercises.  Two friends came to help her.  [url=http://www.istockphoto.com/search/lightbox/9786738][img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40117171/group.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.istockphoto.com/search/lightbox/9786766][img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40117171/sport.jpg[/img][/url]

Did you know that simply spraining an ankle and not getting treatment can lead to major problems in the future?

You might think that simply slipping off the sidewalk, or falling off your high heels is just a bit of a pain at the time, and will get better on its own, but if you don’t bother seeking treatment then you could put yourself at risk of problems with gait and how you walk in the future.

Maybe it’s time you changed your mind-set on ankle sprains?

We’ve all done it at some point in the past, turned too fast, gone over on one side on our ankle, worn heels too high which have lead us to appreciate how our ankle can suddenly go from upright to turned over, or simply fallen over on a slippery surface, and we limped away from the incident with our pride a little bruised, but our ankle throbbing. Maybe at the time you couldn’t even walk on the affected ankle, or that it swelled up so much that you couldn’t get your shoe back on. However it happened, it was bound to be painful.

The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website reported that around 75{c8a638b1e7709e6694e28f267820d53a0efdb8b78b20236c90a8c073c646f8af} of people who have suffered an ankle sprain in the past, and whom didn’t seek treatment, suffered another sprain in the future or developed problems attached to that incident.

If you’re nodding your head as you read this, because it has happened to you, don’t worry, because help is at hand. Here at Balance Chiropractic, we’re committed to using holistic and gentle chiropractic treatment methods to help right problems within the ankle joint, restoring harmony to the area. Of course, self-treatment at the time of injury can help cut down on the severity, but if that boat has sailed, you may be left with a residual problem which chiropractic could certainly help you with. Epping chiropractor, Dr Gus Gunther, has instilled a sense of individuality to all our treatment here at Balance Chiropractic, so you can be assured that your particular case will be dealt with in order to get the best result for you as an individual.

As individual as you are, a sprain is too, and there are several types which yours could fall into – minor, moderate, or severe. A minor sprain is obviously the least problematic, but even this could require simple treatment to ensure proper healing, with no resulting problems in the future. A severe sprain however could be because of a complete tear in the ankle ligament, which is surprisingly easy to do, and unsurprisingly painful. A severe sprain can mean you literally can’t walk on the affected ankle, with severe pain, swelling, and possible problems in the future if the issue isn’t addressed sooner rather than later.

If you’ve suffered from a recent ankle sprain which has left you with resulting problems, or you’ve had several sprains over a space of time, call the practice now on (02) 9868 2509to arrange an appointment to discuss possible treatment options. There’s no need to put up with the pain and discomfort of a previous ankle sprain, and chiropractic could be the answer to your problem.

Treating Migraines without Drugs

migrainesIt’s estimated that nearly one in every ten people in Australia suffer from migraines, making of them one of the most widely diagnosed neurological conditions.  The exact cause of migraines is not known, but experts point to unhealthy lifestyles that include poor diet, persistent stress, pollution, and irregular schedules.

Some migraine sufferers are able to identify and avoid specific migraine triggers, including bright lights, noise, smoke, perfumes, hormone fluctuations, certain foods such as chocolate, nuts, dairy products and fermented foods, and food additives such as MSG, nitrates, and tyramine.  Recognizing and avoiding triggers can help reduce the frequency of migraines, but not eliminate them, as they often occur in the absence of a trigger.

Migraines are typically classified as with or without aura, though this system of classification tends to underplay the variety of symptoms that can accompany an episode.  The aura is a sensory disturbance experienced by many sufferers.  Disturbances are typically visual, though any of the senses may be affected.  Disturbances include blind spots, flashing lights, zigzag patterns, tunnel vision, ringing in the ears, phantom smells or tastes, numbness, tingling, weakness, or lack of coordination.  When the aura is involved, it typically shows up less than an hour before the headache and fades as the headache sets in.

The migraine without aura is just what it sounds like, a migraine that occurs without sensory disturbances.  The headache phase of the migraine can last several hours up to as long as three days.  A little over half of all migraine sufferers experience the headache on one side of the head, while the rest experience the headache on both sides.  Most migraine sufferers experience a variety of symptoms with the headache, including nausea, vomiting, and hypersensitivity to light, noise, and movement.

With all of these symptoms, it’s no wonder that many migraine sufferers are desperate to find relief and frequently turn to over the counter or prescription medication.  While medication does help some sufferers in the short term, medication isn’t always effective, has potential unpleasant side effects, and doesn’t treat the underlying cause of migraines.  Those who suffer from frequent migraines risk overusing medication, which causes them to be less effective and the user to become dependent on the medication.  In severe cases, overuse of medication can even cause long term health problems, including kidney and liver damage.

The good news is there are a number of alternative treatment options that can offer lasting relief with few or no side effects, and without the toxicity of medication.  Some patients even report not having a migraine for months after treatment.

One of these alternative treatment options is chiropractic care.  While the exact mechanism that causes migraines is not yet fully understood, gentle manipulation of the spine seems to treat the underlying causes, offering long term relief from migraines, with some patients reporting no episodes for months after treatment, and many patients needing less or no medication.

Chiropractic can be safely combined with other alternative treatments, including:

  • Acupuncture or acupressure – Also proven by research to help reduce the severity and frequency of attacks.
  • Meditation, relaxation, biofeedback, or cognitive therapy – Stress is a common migraine trigger, so learning to lower stress levels can reduce migraine pain.
  • Exercise – Working out releases endorphins known to both ease pain and lower stress.
  • Diet – Eliminating dietary triggers can reduce, though not necessarily eliminate, migraines.
  • Hydration – Flush out toxins that may be contributing to migraines by drinking plenty of water.

If you’re looking for a better way to deal with your migraines than medication, call Eastern Chiropractic now on 9857 4503 to arrange an appointment to find out how we can help ease your suffering.