Headaches and Migraines

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in our society.

It is important to find out the main cause of your headache as it could simply require standard treatment, or indicate a more serious problem.

Sometimes the headaches may be due to sinuses, eyestrain, stress, poor posture, or jaw disorders. Issues with the neck are the most common cause of headaches and migraines.

It’s not as common, but headaches and migraines can be caused by something more serious.

Does this Sound Familiar?

“Jenny works in HR and spends long days in front of the computer. For a while now she has felt tightness in her neck and shoulders, but over the last few weeks this has turned into daily headaches. Work has been stressful lately, and this seems to have made it all worse. “I can’t think straight with my headaches, and it is now impacting the quality of my work”

The Approach

Our Osteopaths are trained to work out how serious your headache or migraine is and target the areas causing it or investigate further.

Some aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include:

  • assessment, diagnosis and treatment of headaches – particularly headaches arising from the neck (most common), Jaw (TMJ), sinus, stress, posture
  • Frequency of headaches
  • Muscular tension and stress
  • Circulation
  • Joint restriction – range of motion
  • Postural advice
  • Preventative exercises
Remedial Massage techniques can relieve pain and reduce the stress associated with headaches and migraines. It’s especially useful for people who get headaches due to poor posture from working at a desk all day.

Some aspects that our Remedial Massage Therapist will consider include:

  • Tension and stress
  • Posture
  • Muscular tension
  • Postural advice and stretches.
Exercise Rehab / Pilates have helped many people reduce or get rid of the causes of headaches.

Some aspects that our Exercise Physiologists will consider and examine include:

  • Muscular tension and stress causing headaches
  • Posture and muscular weakness
  • Occupational-related headaches – desk workers, nurses, laborers
  • Muscular pain and joint stiffness
  • Postural stability.
Sometimes a headache may be caused by your diet. You may not be getting enough vitamins, minerals, or energy from food.

Some aspects that our Nutritionist will consider include:

  • Nutritional causes of headaches
  • Frequency and intensity of headaches
  • Hormonal causes of headaches.

Contact Us

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