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Serving Melbourne

for over 20 years

35 Churchill Ave , Maidstone

VIC 3012, Australia

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Serving Melbourne
for over 30 years

Group 11

35 Churchill Ave , Maidstone, VIC 3012, Australia

Migraines

If you’re a migraine sufferer you’ve probably already tried a variety of medications to get some relief. You might have spoken with your GP or a neurologist. And you’ve probably already lost many days in your life.

Here at Spinewise, headaches and Migraines are an area we have a special interest in. Our Expert Migraine Chiropractors are highly trained in chiropractic headache treatment, identifying the components and influences to both headaches and migraine.

Understanding there are different types of headaches caused by different problems and different types of migraine caused by different influences is important in finding the best chiropractic headaches solution for you. When it comes to migraine a one-fits-all approach is just too simplistic!

What Causes a Migraine?

Research on the true cause of migraine is ongoing. Latest evidence is suggesting migraine is caused by changes in the trigeminovascular pathway, a neural network that connects your face, neck, brainstem and brain.

The trigeminal nerve is the nerve that supplies your face, but it also supplies many structures, including blood vessels, in your brain. When the nerve becomes irritated it can result in inflammation around the arteries of the brain resulting in changes in blood flow and an increased sensation in the area that often creates a throbbing headache.

As the trigeminal nerve is irritated, it stimulates the brain stem altering function in an area known as your midbrain resulting in an increased light and sound sensitivity. In some people this wind up results in high levels of neural stimulation increasing their general sensitivity levels and can lead to neck pain and insomnia.

Irrelevant of the mechanism, one thing that is understood is the more frequent migraines become the harder they are to work with. So early intervention may be important in helping to relieve you of your migraines.

Hormonal Migraine

Whilst it is not truly understood why, some women will get ‘menstrual migraines’ associated with their period, the timing of when a migraine occurs can tell us a lot about what is driving these migraines.

The two most common reasons menstrual migraines occur are changes to your reproductive hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, or changes to an inflammatory agent known as prostaglandin.

Abdominal Migraine

An interesting feature of migraine in children is known as abdominal migraines. These migraines are often silent, producing only abdominal discomfort or digestive issues with many having vomiting, loss of appetite and nausea as their primary symptoms. Unfortunately, our Migraine Chiropractors have all too commonly seen abdominal migraines mismanaged as digestive rather than neurological issues.

Given that many children with abdominal migraine go on to develop migraine headaches later in life, establishing strategies to minimize, or hopefully stop, these migraines early on is important.

Our Approach

Finding the cause of migraine can be difficult. A migraine assessment is very different to other forms of assessment and involves a detailed neurological, sensory, structural and physiological assessment taking into account the frequency, location, duration and nature of your headache. This extreme level of detail is required as there are so many different causes to migraine.

Our expert migraine chiropractor have been developing migraine protocols for over 15 years. We understand that everyone has their own neurology and their own components to irritating these pathways. In performing a thorough assessment, we can piece together a unique chiropractic headache treatment program tailored to help you achieve the best result.

By incorporating structural work to the jaw and spine, neurological rehabilitation procedures, supplementation and herbals with targeted nutrition changes in a manner specific to your presentation, we aim to minimize the stress on your trigeminovascular pathway and help you achieve the life you desire.

An integrative health approach looking at all aspects of your structure, physiology and neurology is critical in developing an individualised treatment program to helping you beat migraine.

How do i Make an Appointment?

Our team is always here to help you in every way we can. Simply give our office a call on 9318 7758 and our friendly reception team will do everything else for you. Alternative, book an appointment online and our team will be in touch to fill you in with all the details of your upcoming assessment.

Maidstone Chiropractor

Get Back to Being Happy and Healthy, Quickly!

We are a natural health care center that provides chiropractic services. Known among the best chiropractors in Maidstone, our practitioners are trained in Applied Kinesiology and are focused on not just pain, but total health and well being for everyone from infants to professional athletes. We create individual programs based on thorough assessments empowering you to decide whether you just want to get out of pain or really improve the quality of your health and life.

Our practitioners are either certified or diplomates in Applied Kinesiology by the International College of Applied Kinesiology and are also nationally registered Chiropractors. The knowledge they have allows us to quickly identify problems of a structural and physiological nature allowing us to work with problems beyond what most people have classically associated with Chiropractic care.

The result is a level of care not experienced by many previously.

We understand the importance of first-class chiropractic treatment and do what it takes to offer high-quality yet affordable services so you can live your best life.

The team at Spinewise is passionate, committed, and caring, ready to serve patients across key areas in and around Melbourne.

Our chiropractic services can be availed in BraybrookFootscrayWest FootscrayTottenhamEssendonMoonee PondsMaribyrnongAltonaNewportBrooklynYarraville, and Sunshine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many people are often concerned whether the practitioners they are looking to can help them. That’s completely normal and we understand this. But there truly is only one true way of knowing whether we can help you or not and that is with a thorough assessment. What we can say is that we promise to be truthful, open and honest with our findings and also work with you to achieve goals you would like to achieve in ways you feel comfortable in achieving them. We understand for many people they still feel a little insecure, and that’s ok. So if you would like to have a brief chat with one of our practitioners about your case prior to coming in, arrange a 10 minute phone appointment with one of our practitioners so we can quickly work out if your problem is one we often work with.

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Your initial assessment is the most important appointment you’ll have with our team. Your initial assessment provides us with the time to gather all the important bits of information we need to adequately identify the cause of your problems and work with you heading forward. It is comprised of various health, neurological, physiological and biomechanical tests designed to not only find the cause of your problem, but to help us identify any other potential problems that might be developing.

Often we may require the use of further assessments such as our digital foot scanning technology or heart rate variability technology. In some circumstances we may need to refer you for specialized imagery, such as X-Rays or MRI, or for various laboratory tests. Rest assured our team will walk you through this process so there are no worries or fears along the way.

The complete process of an initial assessment can take up to one hour depending upon the complexity of your problem.

Most health funds have some form of rebate for Chiropractic services. A quick call to your private health insurance provider should be able to answer this for you. Usually there is a separate section for ancillary healthcare which includes Chiropractic, Osteopathy, physiotherapy and other similar health care practices. So simply give your insurer a call and they’ll be able to advise you on your level of coverage.

In terms of our office, when you attend for your appointment we’ll provide you with an itemized receipt which you can use to immediately claim your assessment off. This allows you to keep track of your rebates without any stress at all.

Chiropractic care is not directly medicare rebatable in Australia. However, our practitioners do like working with your GP to provide an integrative approach to your health. As such, our team do accept Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) arrangements which allows for some rebates to be paid by medicare.

If you’re unsure or have specific questions in relation to the use of your EPC plan, just give our office a call and we’ll discuss its use with you further.

We have our own specific parking available right behind our office. Feel free to park within this space. Otherwise, there is free parking available on the road alongside our office on Curtin Street.

Tottenham station is approximately 1.5km along Ashley Street and Dobson’s Reserve bus stop is also a mere 50m from our office. Many people attending our office get here via the bus and train.

Tottenham station is approximately 1.5km along Ashley Street and Dobson’s Reserve bus stop is also a mere 50m from our office. Many people attending our office get here via the bus and train.

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