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YI-HSUAN YEH - Gold Coast YI-HSUAN YEH Star SmallApril 25, 2018
Brett Simpson - Gold Coast Brett Simpson Star SmallApril 23, 2018
Hayley Merelle Clearihan - Gold Coast Hayley Merelle Clearihan Star SmallApril 22, 2018
George Csere - Gold Coast George Csere Star SmallApril 21, 2018
Lishan and Shona Stromer - Gold Coast Lishan and Shona Stromer Star SmallApril 20, 2018
Nichole Brown - Gold Coast Nichole Brown Star SmallApril 19, 2018
Isaac Wendt - Gold Coast Isaac Wendt Star SmallApril 18, 2018
Shane Churton - Gold Coast Shane Churton Star SmallApril 17, 2018
Sheraz Sarwar - Gold Coast Sheraz Sarwar Star SmallApril 16, 2018

Dr Yarun and team absolutely amazing. Taking my father for siatica pain. He explained the cause instead of just treating the symptoms. He knows what he is doing. They have all the new facilities like class 4 hot laser aswell. Highly recommend them…

Ron & Asmaa - Gold Coast Ron & Asmaa Star SmallApril 15, 2018

Absolutely amazing chiropractor! I can’t speak highly enough about my experience. I was initially leery of chiropractic but after reading many reviews, I took the chance and have not regretted it, as the relief from neck and back pain has been wonderful. Dr. Yaron has a truly kind and compassionate approach to his patients, and he and his staff go over and above to take care of them. Thank you Dr. Yaron!

Michael Bird - Gold Coast Michael Bird Star SmallApril 14, 2018
A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 12, 2018

I F33yrs have being seeing Dr. Peter at hinterland chiro for almost 2yrs now, in regards to an old car accident the adjustments are so quick and gentle and painless I highly recommend Peter over any other chiropractors. My son (m3yrs) has being seeing Peter for the past 7 months who was born with a short neck muscle and chronic asthma – every2/3months for 2 weeks. Since his treatment he has not had Any Asthma , colds or flu`s. I`m absolutely thrilled to know we both are not using any steroids, painkillers anymore. Thanks Peter and the team. xx

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 11, 2018

I have been seeing Peter Hobson for the past 4 weeks and I am already experiencing positive changes both to my posture and well being. The team there are friendly and welcoming and happy to take the time for any questions you might have. I have no hesitation recommending Hinterland Chiropractic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 10, 2018

I have been a patient of Hinterland Chiropractic since 2008 and I couldn’t rave more highly about their customer service, spinal care and health and wellness education. My young children have also been under the care of Dr Peter Hobson since they were babies and it truly is a family based care centre. I especially like the weekly Half Hour to Health session where I can learn more about taking care of mine and my family’s health.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 9, 2018

Dr Peter & the team literally changed my life I didn’t realize the benefits I could get. I have had a problem with scheuermann’s disease since childhood and found no relief until 4 years ago and at 43 am the fittest and healthiest I have been since my 20s, my neck no longer hurts or tightens up nil headaches, truly amazing!! If anyone is reading this an not sure go an check it out intro check up is free!! I first cringed at someone manipulating my back and neck but seriously no issues just relief…is as easy as getting a cup of coffee and a pleasant happy environment to boot!!….Tell them Greg sent you !!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 8, 2018

The team at Hinterland chiropractic centre are great. I have been seeing Dr Peter Hobson for a year now and my health and overall well being has improved greatly. I thank them for ginging me a better health. Highly recommended!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 7, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 2010, I have gained increased flexibility and reduction in minor pain due to education in good posture, specific exercises and regular realignments. I have been so happy with the results that I even referred family members to the same clinic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 6, 2018

I have suffered from migraine headaches all my life (now 45). After being on a scheduled plan and now maintenance for over 18months I can honestly say I haven’t had a migraine during this time. Thankyou to Dr Peter and the wonderful team for making me feel so good.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 5, 2018

I have been attending Dr Peter Hobson’s Hinterland Chiropractic Centre at Nerang since 2004. Through regular chiropractic treatment, I enjoy a high level of wellness. Dr Hobson is dedicated to educating the community on the benefits of chiropractic through his weekly Optimal Health University™ Newsletters on health and wellbeing subjects, as well as regular in-house workshops that are most informative and life-changing for many. All of the staff at Hinterland Chiropractic are extremely professional, caring and helpful. The holistic, supportive and friendly approach engenders an environment of trust in the treatment being delivered. The service offered is very affordable and a wise investment in good health and I can highly recommend a visit to Hinterland Chiropractic Centre for anyone wanting to achieve this. Sue E

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 4, 2018

First came to see peter here a year ago with a minor lower back complaint. He not only made things better, but also took the time to do xrays and point out other problems, without the harassment of coming back. He and his staff always make me relaxed and bring a smile to my face.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 3, 2018

Peter Hobson has made a significant difference in my posture and back pain since I started seeing him over a year ago. I have noticed many changes within myself regarding better general health and wellbeing. Highly recommended

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 2, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 2010, Dr Peter Hobson has been treating me for back & neck pain. They have been very helpful & professional with me, changing appointments to suit my hetic lifestyle & work commitments. I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 1, 2018

I have been seeing Dr Steve for the past 5weeks and already seeing amazing results. All the staff are fantastic and I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic to everyone!!!!!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 31, 2018

I have been a patient for over a year at Hinterland Chiropractic and have found not only my back pain has gone I feel much healthier and rarely do I get sick. I have lived in various states in Australia over the years gone by and have found the Chiropractors excellent in every way and nothing is a problem for their staff who are very kind and helpful

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 30, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 1998 i use to suffer from regular back pain and headaches but not anymore. Dr Peter has always been very helpful and is always educating me on ways to look after myself better.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 29, 2018

Dr Peter and his team looked after me and my family very well. Thanks for all your advise.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 25, 2018

Dr Peter & his team are great, couldn’t be happier.

Anthony Edwards - Gold Coast Anthony Edwards Star SmallMarch 24, 2018

I’ve been working with Peter from Hinterland Chiropractic for close to a month now and the results have exceeded my expectations. I am a veteran of several major injuries and a lifetime of high impact physical labour and recreation. Currently I’m sleeping without pain, waking refreshed and generally feeling more energised. Following the information provided and the care I’m increasing my flexibility and and range of movement. I’m extremely happy with the care, am truly excited about the immediate results and look forward to the long term benefits of our on going relationship.

Bianca Nuss - Gold Coast Bianca Nuss Star SmallMarch 23, 2018

I have been receiving chiropractic care for just over 8 years now. During my maternity leave I even had the privilege of working as a Chiropractic Assistant which allowed to further understand the benefits of receiving regular chiropractic adjustments. My daughter has been adjustment since 12 weeks old with amazing results after just two adjustments with concerns the doctor told us she would ‘grow out of’ over the next year. Dr Peter has been my 5th Chiropractor now and am so happy! After being told by my dentist that I would need MAJOR surgery to my jaw, Dr Peter has been able to alleviate my pain and discomfort and has helped me fix my overall posture, physical health and my outlook on life and meditation. He is knowledgeable, patient and incredibly passionate about life. My family and even parents are now under his regular care and as my 3 year old always chants there and back to our appointment; “Dr Peter, makes you better!” Thank-you to the entire team at Hinterland Chiropractic. You are always smiling, helpful and professional. We always enjoy our visits and look forward to our next appointment.

Cezary Makarewicz - Gold Coast Cezary Makarewicz Star SmallMarch 21, 2018

Dr Peter Hobson has been treating my back injury in his Gold Coast Chiropractic clinic at the end of July. His help have change my life, from being immobilised to going dancing in 2 weeks time. Peter comes highly recommended for his skills, professionalism and his great attitude. Other very important factor is, that Dr Peter takes the time to help you discover what the long-term cause of your back pain is, instead of simply just treating the symptoms. Dr. Peter Hobson and his staff are the most competent and caring healthcare professionals I know. Thanks Peter!

Rebecca Merritt - Gold Coast Rebecca Merritt Star SmallMarch 20, 2018

I have now been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic for 1 1/2 years. When I first arrived I was in a lot of pain and could not see the end to my headaches, migraines and back pain. It has now been a year since I took my last painkiller 🙂 I have no headaches, no migraines and I can now get up in the morning and look forward to a pain free day. Thanks guys!!!

Ellyce Captain - Gold Coast Ellyce Captain Star SmallMarch 19, 2018

I could not be without my regular visits to Hinterland Chiropractic. By keeping my spine in the best possible alignment, I have much reduced pain and I am able to physically perform at an optimum level for my age. Thanks very much to the Team at Hinterland Chiropractic.

Laura Kittmer - Gold Coast Laura Kittmer Star SmallMarch 18, 2018

I am a patient of Dr. Ryan’s at Hinterland Chiropractic. Since commencing care, I have experienced an increase of energy, better digestion and my sleeping patterns have improved drastically!!! Dr. Ryan has educated me on the importance of spinal care and ways I can improve my everyday life. Coming to see Dr. Ryan is a highlight in my week, and I always look forward to my visit at Hinterland Chiropractic.

Moty Grau - Gold Coast Moty Grau Star SmallMarch 17, 2018

Being hairdressing for 20 years can give you some back pain. Dr Yaron is a magician!!! No more pains…he is my angel!

Ian Taylor - Gold Coast Ian Taylor Star SmallMarch 16, 2018

After more than 15 years visiting various Doctors, Physio Therapists, Massage Therapists and Alternative Medical clinics in search of some relief for my constant back pain, a friend of mine recommended Hinterland Chiropractic. I have found them to be extremely professional with great advice, clear explanations and continued care that exceeds my expectations. Finally I have a solution that is helping me to achieve a healthy, balanced life. Thank you Dr Hobson!

Tim Stone - Gold Coast Tim Stone Star SmallMarch 15, 2018

I am a landscaper and have suffered from lower back pain for more than 10 years. I would tweak something and just work around the pain for 1 – 4 weeks at a time before it would settle, this would happen several times a year for this whole time. This has always had an impact on my life, sometimes being almost immobile for a week at a time.

I wouldn’t say I was skeptical of Chiropractors, but I was concerned (scared if I’m honest) about having an area that was already very painful manipulated. Finally around 6 months ago I tweaked something again, but this time the pain was more extreme than usual and after a weak it had not eased at all. Reluctantly, I did some searching and was able to secure an appointment to see Dr Peter. We went through a process of assessment to determine the extent and real location/s of my issues that would manifest into my lower back pain. This process was thorough, and Dr Peter went well beyond what I expected to explain and ensure that I was understanding what my issues were. No adjustments or manipulation was done before Dr Peter had completely reviewed the results of this assessment.

Long story short, my pain was relieved to minor discomfort after around 2 visits. I have not had a re-lapse into my usual cycle since becoming a patient of Dr Peter. He is genuinely focussed on helping me repair the damage caused by my 10 years of ignoring an obvious problem. The whole experience has been quite the opposite of everything that I feared for 10+ years and I only wish I had made an appointment all those years ago instead of living with it for soooo long.

My sincere hope in writing this review, is that it may help alleviate any concern you may have and encourage you to make an appointment with the VERY friendly and helpful team at Hinterland Chiropractic much sooner that I did.

Tanika Stevens - Gold Coast Tanika Stevens Star SmallMarch 14, 2018

When I first came to hinterland chiropractic I had slight back pain as well as I noticed I didn’t stand straight (my pelvis would sit forward making me look pregnant). After my consultation and X-rays it was clear as to why.

I don’t know where I’d be now without Dr Yaron!! Absolutely amazing place to be, with warm welcomes and fantastic adjustments by my main man Dr Yaron

John lunt - Gold Coast John lunt Star SmallMarch 13, 2018

From being told by a neurosurgeon that I needed 2 discs replaced at a cost of $1000,000 to going back the gym after treatment from Yaron without a scalpel in sight.

Before making any decisions regarding your spine that have been already diagnosed go an see these guys.From the receptionists when you come in,they always make your feel welcome and Yaron and Peter two dedicated professionals who work tirelessly in the practice.i can’t recommend this practice enough nothing is to much trouble they are flexible,accommodating, and give you a detailed diagnosis with a treatment plan that we work on.

Brooke Frecklington - Gold Coast Brooke Frecklington Star SmallMarch 12, 2018

Hinterland Chiropractic has been apart of my life for many years now, and I wouldn’t be able to function with out the help Doctor Peter.

I’m a very active person, my job sends me around Australia, that means sleeping in hotel beds, yes I always take my chiropractic pillow but some times you need an adjustment on the road. I can always call Hinterland Chiropractic for any suggestions on who might be good to see while I’m away.Doctor Peter is always happy and positive, he listens to your concerns and helps you in the best way he can.

Bec is always understanding if you need to change an appointment time or date.When you find a good chiropractor you wont want to change.I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic.

Margaret Perry - Gold Coast Margaret Perry Star SmallMarch 9, 2018

I got out of my chair on Thursday and immediately felt the pain and discomfort of a pinched nerve, lower back. Off to work after doing a few gentle stretches, then booked in to see Dr Peter. Soooooo lucky to get an appointment. He released my back, sorted out a few other tight spots and sent me off for a walk. My back was tender for a day, still a bit uncomfortable, but I’ll be back next week to re-align that spine. Don’t neglect yourselves, like I did, I am at college in Brisbane and hadn’t been to see the fabulous Dr Peter for a few months… bad idea! The awesome Dr Peter has been keeping me on the straight and narrow for years. Missed seeing him, and won’t do that again! Thank Becs and Peter, you are the greatest team!

Headaches

Hinterland Chiropractic | Headaches - Gold Coast ChiropractorHeadaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways.  Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people experience nausea, while others do not.  The pain itself may be dull or sharp and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.  Fortunately, very few headaches have serious underlying causes, but those that do require urgent medical attention.

Although headaches can be due to a wide variety of causes, such as drug reactions, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), tightness in the neck muscles, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, stress and fatigue, the majority of recurrent headaches are of two types:  tension headaches (also called cervicogenic headaches) and migraine headaches.  There is a third, less common, type of headaches called a cluster headache that is a cousin to the migraine.  Let’s start out by taking a look at each of these three types of headaches.

3 Types of Most Common Recurrent Headaches

Tension Headaches

Tension type headaches are the most common, affecting upwards of 75% of all headache  sufferers.  Most people describe a tension headache as a constant dull, achy feeling either on one side or both sides of the head, often described as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes.  These headaches usually begin slowly and gradually and can last for minutes or days, and tend to begin in the middle or toward the end of the day. Tension headaches are often the result of stress or bad posture, which stresses the spine and muscles in the upper back and neck.

Tension headaches, or stress headaches, can last from 30 minutes to several days. In some cases, chronic tension headaches may persist for many months.  Although the pain can at times be severe, tension headaches are usually not associated with other symptoms, such as nausea, throbbing or vomiting.

What is the Cause?

The most common cause of tension headaches is subluxations in the upper back and neck, especially the upper neck, usually in combination with active trigger points.  When the top cervical vertebrae lose their normal motion or position, a small muscle called the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPM) muscle goes into spasm.  The problem is that this small muscle has a tendon which slips between the upper neck and the base of the skull and attaches to a thin pain-sensitive tissue called the dura mater that covers the brain.  Although the brain itself has no feeling, the dura mater is very pain-sensitive.  Consequently, when the RCPM muscle goes into spasm and its tendon tugs at the dura mater, a headache occurs.  People who hold desk jobs will tend to suffer from headaches for this reason.

Another cause of tension type headaches comes from referred pain from trigger points in the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) or levator muscle on the side of the neck.  These are much more common in people who suffer a whiplash injury due to the muscle damage in the neck region.

Migraine Headaches

Each year, about 25 million people in the U.S. experience migraine headaches, about 75% are women.  Migraines are intense and throbbing headaches that are often associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or noise.  They can last from as little as a few hours to as long as a few days.  Many of those who suffer from migraines experience visual symptoms called an “aura” just prior to an attack that is often described as seeing flashing lights or that everything takes on a dream-like appearance.

Migraine sufferers usually have their first attack before age 30 and they tend to run in families, supporting the notion that there is a genetic component to them.  Some people have attacks several times a month; others have less than one a year.  Most people find that migraine attacks occur less frequently and become less severe as they get older.

What is the Cause?

Migraine headaches are caused by a constriction of the blood vessels in the brain, followed by a dilation of blood vessels.  During the constriction of the blood vessels there is a decrease in blood flow, which is what leads to the visual symptoms that many people experience.  Even in people who don’t experience the classic migraine aura, most of them can tell that an attack is immanent.  Once the blood vessels dilate, there is a rapid increase in blood pressure inside the head.  It is this increased pressure that leads to the pounding headache.  Each time the heart beats it sends another shock wave through the carotid arteries in the neck up into the brain.

There are many theories about why the blood vessels constrict in the first place, but no one knows for sure.   What we do know is that there are a number of things that can trigger migraines, such as lack of sleep, stress, flickering lights, strong odors, changing weather patterns and several foods; especially foods that are high in an amino acid called ‘tyramine.’  At the end of this page, I have listed a number of foods that are most likely to trigger migraines, as well as some lifestyle changes that you can make to reduce the likelihood that you will trigger a migraine headache.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are typically very short-duration, excrutiating headaches, usually felt on one side of the head behind the eyes.  Cluster headaches affect about 1 million people in the United States and, unlike migraines, are much more common in men.  This is the only type of headache that tends to occur at night.  The reason that they are called ‘cluster’ headaches is that they tend to occur one to four times per day over a period of several days.  After one cluster of headaches is over, it may be months or even years, before they occur again.  Like migraines, cluster headaches are likely to be related to a dilation of the blood vessels in the brain, causing a localized increase in pressure.

 

Treating Headaches

Chiropractic Care 

Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating tension headaches, especially headaches that originate in the neck.

A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications.”  These findings support an earlier study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics that found spinal manipulative therapy to be very effective for treating tension headaches.  This study also found that those who stopped chiropractic treatment after four weeks continued to experience a sustained benefit in contrast to those patients who received pain medication.

Each individual’s case is different and requires a thorough evaluation before a proper course of chiropractic care can be determined.  However, in most cases of tension headaches, significant improvement is accomplished through manipulation of the upper two cervical vertebrae, coupled with adjustments to the junction between the cervical and thoracic spine.  This is also helpful in most cases of migraine headaches, as long as food and lifestyle triggers are avoided as well.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy for headaches tends to involve four muscles: the Splenius muscles, the Suboccipitals, the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and the Trapezius.  The Splenius muscles are comprised of two individual muscles – the Splenius Capitis and the Splenius Cervicis.  Both of these muscles run from the upper back to either the base of the skull (splenius capitis) or the upper cervical vertebrae (splenius cervicis).  Trigger points in the Splenius muscles are an extremely common cause of headache pain that travels through the head to the back of the eye, as well as to the top of the head.

The Suboccipitals are actually a group of four small muscles that are responsible for maintaining the proper movement and positioning between the first cervical vertebra and the base of the skull.  Trigger points in these muscles will cause pain that feels like it’s inside the head, extending from the back of the head to the eye and forehead.  Often times it will feel like the whole side of the head hurts, a pain pattern similar to that experienced with a migraine.

The Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle runs from the base of the skull, just behind the ear, down the side of the neck to attach to the top of the sternum (breastbone).  Although most people are not aware of the SCM trigger points, their effects can be very widespread, including referred pain, balance problems and visual disturbances.  Referred pain patterns tend to be deep eye pain, headaches over the eye and can even cause earaches.  Another unusual characteristic of SCM trigger points is that they can cause dizziness, nausea and unbalance.

The trapezius muscle is the very large, flat muscle in the upper and mid back.  A common trigger point located in the very top of the Trapezius muscle refers pain to the temple and back of the head and is sometimes responsible for headache pain.  This trigger point is capable of producing satellite trigger points in the muscles in the temple or jaw, which can lead to jaw or tooth pain.

Avoid Headache Triggers

  • Stress may be a trigger, but certain foods, odors, menstrual periods, and changes in  weather are among many factors that may also trigger headache.
  • Emotional factors such as depression, anxiety, frustration, letdown, and even pleasant  excitement may be associated with developing a headache.
  • Keeping a headache diary will help you determine whether factors such as food, change in  weather, and/or mood have any relationship to your headache pattern.
  • Repeated exposure to nitrite compounds can result in a dull, pounding headache that may be accompanied by a flushed face.  Nitrite, which dilates blood vessels, is found in such products as heart medicine and dynamite, but is also used as a chemical  to preserve meat. Hot dogs and other processed meats containing sodium nitrite can cause headaches.
  • Eating foods prepared with monosodium glutamate (MSG) can result in headache. Soy sauce, meat tenderizer, and a variety of  packaged foods contain this chemical which is touted as a flavor enhancer.
  • Headaches can also result from exposure to poisons, even common household varieties like insecticides, carbon tetrachloride,  and lead. Children who ingest flakes of lead paint may develop headaches. So may anyone who has contact with lead batteries  or lead-glazed pottery.
  • Foods that are high in the amino acid tyramine should also be avoided, such as ripened cheeses (cheddar, brie), chocolate, as well as any food pickled or fermented foods.

If you suffer from any of these types of headaches, contact our Gold Coast Chiropractor today!