Perth chiropractic for headaches

Help reduce painful and lingering headaches.

Dr Helen's experience in the specialised techniques of Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) and Applied Kinesiology (A.K.) offer effective relief for headache sufferers. Explore the importance of preventative and regular chiropractic care for enduring comfort and reduced headache frequency.

Chiropractic care services

Experiencing headaches?

Dr Helen employs a unique blend of Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) and Applied Kinesiology (A.K.) to offer targeted relief for individuals suffering from headaches. S.O.T. focuses on the delicate relationship between the base of the skull (occiput) and the base of the spine (sacrum), aiming to optimise the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This can be particularly beneficial for alleviating tension headaches and migraines by fostering better neural communication within the body.

Applied Kinesiology complements this by examining the body's muscle strength and weaknesses, allowing Dr Helen to identify imbalances that may be contributing to headaches. This could include factors like nutritional deficiencies or stress, which can be pinpointed through A.K.'s holistic diagnostic methods.

Given that headaches can often be a recurrent issue, Dr Helen advocates for preventative care. Routine chiropractic sessions utilizing these techniques can provide not only immediate relief but also contribute to long-term stability and reduced frequency of headaches.


How Helen can assist

  • Assists with pain relief
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Corrects spinal misalignments
  • Avoids medication
  • Promotes relaxation & alleviates stress
  • Preventative care
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The three levels of care

Dr Helen follows a broad treatment paradigm for the three levels of care consisting of:

Level 1

We work to release the spine from its dominant holding pattern, allowing and aiding cerebrospinal fluid flow, which is so often reduced during stressful periods in life. We also focus on reducing muscle pain and tenderness and improving flexibility.

Level 2

We begin to correct secondary body patterns and further improve flexibility. We also correct any obvious nutritional deficits that begin to show up at this stage and continue to restore and normalise muscle and joint mobility.

Level 3

Continue to promote the body's natural intrinsic healing ability to aid the body in remaining in its optimum response pattern. This involves aiding and promoting cerebral spinal fluid flow, removal of spinal joint interference as far as possible and promoting strong muscle and ligament function.

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Applecross Chiropractic Centre,
871 Canning Hwy, Applecross WA 6153

I am often asked

Here are some commonly asked questions about headaches and chiropractic care.

How many sessions are needed to see results for headaches?

The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual's condition, the type of headache, and its underlying causes. Some people experience immediate relief after a single session, while others may need several sessions over a period of time for sustained improvement. 

What types of headaches can chiropractic care help with?

Chiropractic care can be beneficial for various types of headaches, including tension headaches, migraines, and cervicogenic headaches. The approach may differ depending on the specific type, with adjustments targeting different areas of the spine or musculoskeletal system.

Are chiropractic adjustments painful?

Chiropractic adjustments are typically not painful, although you may experience some mild discomfort or soreness afterward. Chiropractors use controlled and precise techniques to manipulate the spine or other areas of concern. Communication with your chiropractor is essential; if you experience any discomfort during an adjustment, it's essential to let them know so they can adjust their technique accordingly.

Can chiropractic care completely cure headaches?

Chiropractic care can provide significant relief from headaches and, in some cases, reduce their frequency and intensity. However, whether it can completely cure headaches depends on the underlying causes of your headaches and how your body responds to treatment. Chiropractic care is often used as part of a comprehensive approach to managing headaches.

Is chiropractic care covered by insurance for headaches?

Insurance coverage for chiropractic care varies depending on your specific insurance plan. Some plans may offer partial coverage for chiropractic treatments, while others may not cover it at all. It's important to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and any potential out-of-pocket expenses associated with chiropractic care for headaches.