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Migraines & Headaches Treatment in Preston

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Headaches are one of the most common conditions experienced by people and diagnosing them involves determining the root cause of the issue. Our experts at Northside Chiropractic will work closely with you to determine the type of headache that you’re suffering from and then provide a comprehensive treatment plan to help alleviate your pain and discomfort.

So if you’re fed up with suffering from persistent head pain and you’re in need of headache treatment in Preston, contact us today to book an initial consultation, or to find out more information about our bespoke treatment plans. We want to help you get back to living without pain as quickly as possible.

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person with a headache
person with a headacheA headache or migraine can be caused by underlying chronic conditions that warrant the need for referral to the appropriate specialist. Contact us at our clinic to find out how we can help.

Main Types of Primary Headaches

Primary headaches occur when the pain in your head is the condition and hasn’t been triggered by illness, medication overuse or allergies. They can be either episodic (occur every so often but no more than 15 days in one month) or chronic (occur more than 15 days in a month).

Different types of primary headaches include:

  • Tension headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Migraines
  • Ice pick headaches
  • Thunderclap headaches

Common causes of Headaches

Tension headaches are by far the most common type of headache to affect individuals. Often people say they feel pain in the form of a clamp or tight band around their head. Their cause has been linked to excessive contraction of the head and facial muscles. Some of the other most common causes of headaches are:

  • Muscle tension/stiffness
  • Poor posture
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Prolonged staring at computer screens
  • Poor sleep
  • Concussion
  • Whiplash

Causes of Migraines

The exact cause of migraines is still relatively unknown. However, studies have suggested that they are thought to arise as a result of abnormal brain activity, during which the nerve signals, chemicals and blood vessels in the brain are disrupted.

About 20% of the population suffers from a migraine at some stage of their life. Migraine is a complex neurological disorder that can cause quite a lot of distress and disability during an episode. Chronic migraine may require the sufferer to go to a cool, dark room for hours just for a little bit of relief.

Migraines are often accompanied by an aura – a warning sign that can indicate a migraine attack is going to happen. Migraine sufferers may have their headaches set off by the most simple warnings such as strong smells, food, and bright lights.

You may experience:

  • One-sided throbbing or pulsating nausea and vomiting
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Neck pain
person with a headacheRestoring the correct movement of the spinal joints of the neck can reduce the presence of nerve irritation and muscle tension, helping to alleviate your headaches.

Treatments for Headaches and Migraines

Often you can treat a tension headache by simply using over-the-counter pain relief medications, receiving a neck massage, or relaxing for a short while. On the other hand, the symptoms associated with migraines can be more tricky to treat and often need a consultation with a professional to determine the best course of action.

Oral treatments

Mild attacks can be treated using:

  • Over-the-counter painkillers
  • Anti-sickness tablets
  • Migraine tablets prescribed by a doctor following an assessment
person having neck adjustedWe perform a thorough physical examination on each patient during their initial appointment in order to provide a comprehensive treatment plan based on their individual presentations.

Chiropractic Treatments

Along with suitable rest, the use of cold packs on the head and taking yourself away to a cold, dark, quiet room, you can opt for chiropractic treatment for headaches and migraines. To treat headaches and migraines, chiropractors use a series of different strategies including:

  • Manual adjustments
  • Activator adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Posture and lifestyle treatment and advice
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Exercise and strengthening rehab
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Why Choose Us For Your Headache & Migraine Treatment

Our chiropractor is 5-year trained and accredited by the appropriate boards. They devote their work to providing a patient-centred, multifocal approach to ensure that your symptoms are relieved adequately and you can return to carrying out your regular daily activities with comfort.

They will perform a thorough assessment to provide you with comprehensive solutions for your pain. Your treatment of choice will depend on your presentations during the initial consultation. Not only do we address the causes of your headaches, but we aim to give you long-term results. So contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

Meet Our Chiropractor

Dr Lenče Veljanoska

Lenče is a northern suburbs native and completed her Chiropractic degree at RMIT University. It was there that she founded the RMIT Student Neurology Club and was the vice-president of the RMIT Chiropractic Students Association for 2 years running.

Northside Chiropractic is Lenče’s passion as it provides her with the opportunity to give back to the community that gave her so much growing up. Above all, she wants to help people of all ages reach their full potential through chiropractic care.

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How to Book An Appointment

We are conveniently located at 307 High Street, Preston 2 minutes away from Preston Station.

Phone: (03) 9086 8970

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common questions we receive at our clinic regarding headaches and migraines are answered below.

When should you be concerned about a headache?

If your headache is associated with accompanying symptoms such as neck stiffness, visual and speech disturbances, seizures, and loss of memory, then we recommend seeking advice from a specialist.

How are migraines different from headaches?

Headaches can often be treated using over-the-counter medications and will resolve relatively quickly. Migraines, however, can be severe and cause sickness, and hypersensitivity to light, and prevent you from carrying out your daily functions.

What are the main symptoms that migraine sufferers experience?

The main symptoms of migraines include sleep disturbances, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, and nausea.

How do you make a chronic migraine go away?

You can try resting, going to a dark, cold, quiet room, or using prescribed medications. Alternatively, you can turn to chiropractors to help alleviate your pain.


Migraines & Headaches Treatment Preston, Thornbury, Reservoir, Brunswick, Coburg VIC | (03) 9086 8970