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Headaches & Migraines at Motion Health Centre

Do you suffer from painful skull pounding migraines? Experience irritating and stressful headaches?

Woman with a headacheDiscover the safe, all-Natural; long lasting solution we call “The Headaches and Migraines Recovery Program”.

Headaches, especially migraines can stop you completely in your tracks. Whether you experience the kind of migraines that only bed and darkness can alleviate, or minor stress headaches, you’ll know how debilitating they can be. The good news is; with effective chiropractic methods – you can continue living life without the fear of unexpected headaches and migraines.

Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines can come on suddenly or slowly, and often without rhyme or reason. Motion Health Centre and our expert Sports Chiropractor and Trigenics Practitioner, have the experience and ability to offer quality treatment on this region of the body, in the Sydney CBD. Our practitioners look at your body as a whole system. We holistically take in to account other possibilities that could be causing you issues. Our knowledgeable Sports and Trigenics® Chiropractor at Motion Health Centre provides a complete approach to effective and long lasting relief from headaches and migraines that focuses on the real causes of your pain, not just the symptoms.

Coming from multiple causes, headaches and migraines can stem from external factors such as sinus issues, fevers, infections and alcohol use. More serious migraine conditions can be caused by affected nerves in the neck or head, causing the skull to become inflamed or compressed. Headaches and Migraines can be triggered by stress, smells, eye strain, bright lights or being unwell. Headaches are extremely common, but it takes a thorough practice like Motion Health Centre to find the root of your problem.

When migraine pain sets in it can be a very sudden and distressing experience.

  • Seeing Auras such as flickering lights or lines
  • Throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Eye Pain
  • Neck pain

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Light, smell or noise sensitivity
  • Balance issues or double vision
  • Speech difficulties

At Motion Health Centre, patients with chronic headaches or migraines commonly present with the following symptoms:

  • Pain over the forehead or temples
  • Vomiting
  • Pain behind the eyes

Motion Health Centre’s Headaches and Migraines Recovery Program

At Motion Health Centre, we take a “holistic” approach to the assessment and management of your headache and migraine issues. Not only do we aim to free you from pain, we also help you enjoy health and motion to your fullest potential, with long term results.

Benefits of our Program

  • Be free from pain, aches, tingling and numbness
  • Return to a good night’s sleep
  • Reduce severity and frequency of headaches and migraines
  • Improve concentration at your workstation and computer
  • Learn 4 critical lessons you need to know about headaches and migraines
  • Get a head start to performing at your peak again

The Headaches and Migraine Recovery Program includes:

  • A comprehensive exam of your hip, lower limb, spine, muscles and nervous system function.
  • Detailed report illustrating the true causes of your hip pain
  • Referral for further other imaging if necessary
  • Action plan with clear goals for fast relief, correction, prevention andlifestyle improvements
  • Safe and effective natural Sports Chiropractic Care
  • Trigenics®
  • Be provided with effective hip and spinal corrective exercises and devices
  • Advice for Natural anti-inflammatory and wellbeing solutions
  • An evidenced informed approach
  • Always a friendly, caring and convenient service
  • Understand a clear solution plan for pain relief, correction and optimal life style function
  • Provide a comprehensive exam of your spine, muscle and nervous system function. Refer for other imaging if necessary
  • Review your pillow and sleeping positions
  • Review your workstation and sitting position
  • Devise a plan of action with clear goals for fast relief, correction and prevention
  • Deliver safe and effective natural Sports Chiropractic Care
  • Myo-neuro muscle balance correction using Trigenics®
  • Provide effective neck and spinal corrective exercises and devices
  • Advice for Natural anti-inflammatory and wellbeing solutions
  • Take an evidenced informed approach
  • Always deliver a friendly, caring and convenient service

Types of Headaches

There are over 150 different types of headaches so it can get confusing sometimes trying to figure it out. Below are descriptions of the most common headaches you may be suffering from.
Tension Type Headaches

Tension-type headache is the most common primary headache and typically presents as a tight band around your head.

Tension-type headaches present as a tight band around both sides of your head and are typically caused by overactive neck and shoulder muscles. High levels of stress and poor sleep can further exacerbate these headaches and increase the likeliness for them to become a chronic problem.

A common finding in many tension-type headache sufferers is the presence of myofascial trigger points. Trigger points are hypersensitive taut bands of muscle that follow a specific pattern of referred pain. The tight muscles found with tension-type headache are often associated with poor posture and prolonged sitting, and classically refer to the temple regions as well as around and behind the eye. These pain referral pains often accompany tension-type headaches.

Tension-type headaches are often confused with migraines as they can present with symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound, as well as other visual disturbances. However, an important distinction of tension-type headaches is that they do not cause nausea or limit your day-to-day activities.

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches present as a dull ache in the back of the head, where the skull and neck meet, but the pain can also refer to the forehead, the temples, and behind the eyes.

Cervicogenic headaches, by definition, are headaches caused by the neck and typically feel dull and aching. Some common neck issues that may cause a cervicogenic headache include joint or muscular dysfunction, inflammation of joints in the neck, poor posture, and even spinal degeneration.

Patients often find the neck muscles to be sore and any neck movement can aggravate the headache. This type of headache affects many office workers as staying in one position for prolonged periods can make these headaches worse.

Cluster Headache

Cluster headaches are defined by onset of several headaches through a relatively short period of time.

A defining characteristic of this headache is a headache every 24 hours for 6-12 weeks at a time. These headaches can be quite severe, lasting anywhere from minutes to hours, and usually affect the areas around your eye and the side of your head. Cluster headaches can also be accompanied with a runny nose, teary eyes, facial sweating, swelling in the eyelids, and even droopy eyelids.


Migraines often present as a throbbing headache that can last hours to days and can be so severe that day-to-day activities become extremely difficult.

Migraines are one-sided throbbing headaches that can last anywhere from hours to days. It is often accompanied with nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound. However, migraines are complex and several types of migraines exist. Two of the most common types are migraines with aura, and migraines without aura.

An aura occurs right before the migraine attack. Approximately 20% of migraine sufferers will experience some sort of sensory disturbance, usually in the form of visual changes such as flashing lights or missing spots. Patients may also experience confusion, difficulty with speech, pins and needles, tingling, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg. This set of symptoms is called an aura.

Migraines typically begin in late childhood to adolescence. A defining feature of most migraines is trigger factors that elicit a migraine attack. These triggers may include stress, light, changes to sleep, diet, alcohol, or even hormones. Interestingly, hormonal migraines have also been linked to different phases of the menstrual cycle.

Contact Us Today

Headaches and migraines can often be a life stopping event for frequent sufferers. If you experience headaches or migraines, book a thorough examination with one of our experts of the spine and neuro-musculoskeletal system. Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will get you ‘ahead’ of your game again. If you want to be free from Headaches and Migraines don’t hesitate to call us to book a “Your Motion Matters” Initial Case Review today, for a pain free tomorrow.

Headaches & Migraines Sydney CBD, North Sydney, Bondi NSW | (02) 9934 9979