Headaches and migraines

headaches and migraines osteopathic treatment

The most common type of headaches originate from tension, muscle stiffness, or joint strain in the neck and upper thoracic region.*

How does this happen?

Poor posture, accidents, whiplash, jaw clenching, grinding teeth, eye strain and stress can be contributing factors. Tension and stress held in the neck and upper back may also be triggers for some people that suffer with migraines.

Osteopaths are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of strains and dysfunction in your muscles, bones and joints. They bring a unique holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and migraines.

Osteopathic treatment and management will be aimed at addressing the cause and not just the symptoms of head pain. This may often reduce the need for pain relieving medication.

Most headaches are not a sign of a serious underlying condition – your osteopath is trained to diagnose most types of headache and will investigate and refer when necessary.

*World Health Organisation Factsheet No. 277.

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