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Headaches & Migraines Osteopathic Treatment

Headaches and migraines can be caused by multiple different things and most people seeks relief through over-the-counter pain medication. This is only a temporary relief and the headache will almost always reappear. An Osteopath will get to the root cause of the problem and treat that accordingly.

How an Osteopath can help with headaches and migraines

We are trained in treating headaches in adults and children by assessing the type of headache and identifying the most suitable course of treatment.

Most people experience headaches due to structural issues in the neck and upper back and therefore causing unexplained headaches. This can cause the nerves, tissues, ligaments and muscles in the face, head and neck to be affected.

The techniques we use to treat the root cause of the problem include gentle soft tissue massage, gentle manipulation of the spine and joints. This helps improve the mobility of the cervical spine, increase circulation in the tissues in the neck, decrease tension in the muscles, reduce nerve irritation and correct any alignment issues in the neck, back and shoulders.

Some of the lifestyle changes that we may recommend to assist in headache and migraine prevention include addressing the triggers that cause poor posture, nutrition, exercise, ergonomics at work, and poor posture.

We treat each person individually and do not use a one-size-fits-all approach to deal with the problem. We aim to give our clients the best treatment to ensure a long-lasting remedy.

Headaches and migraines can negatively impact every aspect of your life. Some people experience migraines for days at a time which impacts their personal, home life as well as their work performance.

People who suffer from recurring headaches and migraines often turn down social gatherings because of the sensitivity to light, sound and noise that they experience.

It is time to get to the root cause of the problem and get it treated so that you can go back to living your life!