Headache Management and Chiropractic
Headaches are a common ailment that many people experience from time to time. They can range in severity from mild to severe and can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, tension, dehydration, poor posture, or underlying medical conditions.
At Little Mountain Chiropractic, we understand the impact that headaches can have on your daily life, and we're committed to helping you manage your symptoms through a variety of approaches, including chiropractic care, lifestyle modifications, and self-care techniques.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches
Chiropractic care is generally considered a safe and effective approach to managing headaches. Our chiropractors will conduct a thorough evaluation to identify the underlying cause of your headaches and develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
Chiropractic adjustments may help alleviate tension in the neck and spine, which can contribute to headache symptoms. By restoring proper alignment and movement to the spine, chiropractic care aims to help reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.
Making certain lifestyle modifications can also help alleviate headache symptoms. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Stay hydrated: Dehydration can lead to headaches, so make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Practice good posture: Poor posture can strain the neck and contribute to tension headaches. Be mindful of your posture when sitting, standing, and walking.
Manage stress: Stress can trigger headaches, so finding ways to manage stress, such as through meditation or exercise, can be helpful.
In addition to chiropractic care and lifestyle modifications, there are several self-care techniques you can use to manage headache symptoms. Here are a few to consider:
Apply a cold or warm compress: Placing a cold or warm compress on the affected area can help alleviate headache symptoms.
Practice relaxation techniques: Techniques like deep breathing, yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation can help reduce stress and tension.
Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is important for overall health and can help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches.
If you're experiencing headaches, don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Little Mountain Chiropractic. We're here to help you manage your symptoms and improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Patients regularly seek advice from us for management of headaches as well as back pain, neck pain, sciatica, TMJ and jaw issues, pregnancy chiropractic, baby and children chiropractic (including feeding and tongue tie related issues), cranial specific work (Craniosacral-Sacral), and general health and wellbeing.
The Chiropractic techniques we use include Sacro Occipital Technique, Cranial Specific Work, Diversified Manual Adjustments and Activator Instrument Adjusting. These techniques allow us to care for people of all ages. This includes newborn babies, pregnant mothers, adolescents and adults.
We are a registered Chiropractic provider for most health funds, including being a preferred provider for BUPA and Medibank Private. We also participate with DVA & Medicare EPC plans with GP referrals.
Located at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, our practice is easily accessible from the surrounding suburbs including Caloundra, Aura, Baringa, Banya, Nirimba, Meridan Plains, Palmview, Aroona, Golden Beach, Pelican Waters and is only 5 minutes from the Bruce Highway.
Dr Mark Townsend - Chiropractor
* Dr Mark Townsend has been practicing as a Chiropractor since 2005 and has owned Little Mountain Chiropractic since 2008 with his wife Dr Nicole Calder who is also a Chiropractor. All of the Chiropractors at Little Mountain Chiropractic hold five year University degrees, are registered to practice in Australia and are chiropractic providers for most health funds, including being preferred providers with BUPA and Medibank Private. They are also registered for DVA and Medicare EPC plans with GP referrals. Our practice takes great pride in the quality of care we provide to our community and strongly believe in treating everyone with the same standard of care we provide our own families.