Why See a Chiropractor for Jaw Pain (TMJ)

TMJ Jaw Pain

Why See a Chiropractor for Jaw Pain (TMJ) – Do you feel discomfort in your jaw? Perhaps even pain when you chew? Chances are you may have TMJ dysfunction! Approximately 20-30% of Australians deal with some form of TMJ dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction refers to the pain suffered from abnormal movement of the jaw joint (the …

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What the Crack Noise Really Is

Crack Noise

What the Crack Noise Really Is Crack, crack, crack! It’s the distinctive sound of chiropractic treatment. Although people find it to be a euphoric release from persistent, unrelenting discomfort, many people actually fear the ‘crack,’ thinking it is painful.  We are here to clarify the ‘crack’ you feel in an adjustment is nothing to be …

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Can a chiropractor help with headaches or migraines?

  Headaches and migraines are so common in Australia that many people may be mistaken that it is a normal part of life. Paracetamol and pain relief medication can provide temporary relief. However, many may continue to experience headaches frequently as the main cause of the headache has not been addressed. According to the Migraine in …

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ICE VS HEAT: What is better for an injury or pain?

ICE VS HEAT What is better for an injury or pain?   Ice packs and heat pads are one of the common treatments used by Chiropractors. But we often have patients using the wrong treatment for their injury or pain. It can often be confusing if you should use ice or heat. We will be …

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My Child Is Complaining of Headaches. What Should I Do?

Your child has been complaining of headaches and it’s been going on for a while. Headaches can be a a symptom of pain in the area of the head or neck and are common in children and adolescents. There are many reasons as to why your kid is suffering from headaches. Some reasons include; colds, …

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TMJ Pain: Why See a Chiropractor for Jaw Pain?

TMJ Pain. Oh boy, if you know, you know, but if you’re lucky to not have suffered from it, do you know what it is? Some say TMJ pain is a pain in the jaw that can cause a clicking movements when you open and close your mouth widely, but what actually is the TMJ? …

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Tension Headaches and Chiropractic

Tension headaches are one of the leading types of headaches. We are still unsure of a direct cause for this particular headache. However, there are some factors that we have seen to contribute to this condition.  Some of which include; poor sleep, sinus problems, stress, dehydration, and poor posture. We understand how symptoms of tension …

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Remedial Massage, could it be the answer to your headaches?

A very common pattern we see in most of our massage and chiropractic patients at Back to Basics is headaches and neck pain. Headaches range in type and severity, presenting in different levels of pain to each person. Some forms of headaches are a sign that your body maybe out of balance. This can lead …

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Text Neck-Have you got it?

Text Neck is a contemporary term for the classic health condition of Forward Head Posture. This develops due to too much time spent holding the head in a forward position relative to the shoulders. Over recent years texting has developed a negative stigma for driver distraction. However a less known side-effect of constant texting and …

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Headaches: Don’t Endure The Pain!

At some point in our lives we’ve all experienced a headache whether it be a dull throbbing pain or something much more intense, even debilitating. For some of us these can be a constant problem, and often the solution we turn to is painkillers. However effective painkillers may be, they are not actually treating the …

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Headaches & Massage – October Patient Newsletter 2014

Do you suffer from headaches? Because headaches are so common, most people think that getting a headache is a normal part of life. This is simply not true. Headaches are a sign that something is wrong. If the bones in the neck are not supporting your head properly, this can affect the nerves, muscles and …

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