Headache & Migraine

What’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?

Whilst some may argue that when having a headache they are actually have a migraine, the symptoms vary! A headache isn’t usually accompanied by other symptoms associated with migraine. Headaches can vary in duration and can be caused by hangovers, infectious illness or even head injuries. On the other hand a migraine sufferer may experience moderate to severe pain usually on one side of the head and experience other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise. Migraines can last up to 72 hours and triggers can include in lifestyle, and hormonal changes.


In Australia there are almost two million migraine sufferers which means that there are more migraine sufferers than there are diabetes, asthma, or coronary heart disease sufferers.


Headaches and Migraine can be, for some, very debilitating and can affect both social and working environments.


So if you’re a frequent sufferer of headaches or migraines maybe it’s time to call Yarra Valley Innate Chiropractic for a long term, alternative, drug free strategy to combat headaches.


Headache Tablets and Headache Pain

Whilst many individuals may look to the GP or pharmacist for an over the counter analgesics the reliance on analgesics can actually worsen the pain of headaches making the body more sensitive to pain.  For some, taking pain medication can also become and addiction and certainly not a regular solution for young children or pregnancy mothers.

At YVIC we provide an alternative solution to taking pain medication. We treat the cause of the problem in order to break the cycle of your headaches, whether you’re an adult, child or expecting a baby we usually identify that the headache arises from a problem in your neck, or from stress or tension. We can provide speedy relief and an ongoing treatment plan to help minimise the headaches.

Ongoing Chiropractic Treatment for Headache Sufferers

Our treatment plan may include a number of different techniques from joint mobilisation, manipulation, exercises designed to relieve tension and maybe even a change in diet if required.

No two headaches are the same, whilst the symptoms may be similar the cause of the problem can vary significantly. So the effectiveness and relief of the treatment received by the Chiropractor may vary but over time, patients do however experience fewer, less frequent and less painful headache episodes.