Headaches and Migraines
What can cause a Headache?
There are many different types and causes of headaches, with the most common type of headache originating from tension, muscle stiffness or joint strain in the neck and upper back region. Other causes include:
- Eye strain
- Sinus congestion
- Whiplash injury
- Poor posture
- Jaw imbalance and teeth grinding
- Allergies and food intolerances.
How may osteopathic treatment help?
The team at Bodywell Healthcare have experience managing patients with a range of different headaches. Depending on you presentation, an osteopath may assist with your general mobility, improve the mobility of your ribs and thoracic and cervical spine and investigate muscular tension, nerve compression and inflammation. Our osteopaths may also provide advice on posture, strengthening exercises and stretching to assist with prevent a recurrence of symptoms, offer guidance on diet and preventing dehydration and advise on improving the ergonomics of your home or workplace.
Our osteopaths are trained to differentiate between headaches with common causes and those due to serious pathology and will refer you to your doctor as required. You should always seek advice from a health professional, including an osteopath, if you get a headache after a head trauma and/or the headache is getting worse.