Osteopathy treatment for Headaches & Migraines
Your head is pounding AGAIN, another headache. Unfortunately for those that suffer frequent headaches this pain and discomfort is all too familiar. Difficulty driving, working, or even having to open your eyes, are all common complaints. According the Australian Bureau Of Statistics, in 1995 approximately 15% of the population were taking medication for headaches. So you are not alone. But the good news is you do not have to suffer in silence. The staff at Equilibrium Sports and Spinal clinic are highly skilled in treatment of headaches and are here to help you get your life back on track, headache free.
Common types of headaches we treat:
Cervicogenic (Neck) Headache
TMJ (jaw) Headaches
Migraine – With or Without Aura
What can cause a headache?
Stiff and tight muscles in your neck or upper back.
Eyes – Via straining through your eyes.
Sinuses in your face and head.
Trauma – such as whiplash following a car accident.
TMJ – (Jaw) Problems.
Hormones – Especially around the time of your period.
Osteopath Treatment for Migraines
There are of course, more sinister causes of headaches such as tumour, bleeding in the brain or infection. The staff at Equilibrium Sports and Spinal clinic are well trained to assess what is causing your headache and rule out any serious pathology, referring you to a specialist should the need arise.
It is always important to consider other factors when exploring the causes of your headaches: These may include:
Water Consumption: Dehydration of your body can lead to headaches, and is associated with pain when moving your head
Eyes: If your eyes are struggling to focus, headache is a common side effect of this problem.
Withdrawal: Reducing any stimulant such as coffee, cigarettes, or drugs often results in headaches – usually behind the eyes and the font of the head.
Our innovative treatments involve:
Your Osteopath, working together with you, will take a detailed account of your complete medical history and your headache. This may provide some answers as to the type of headache you are suffering, as well trying to identify the cause of your headache
As we try to find the cause of your pain, we also question WHY your body is experiencing a headache. Taking an active hands on approach helps release and reduce the strain and dysfunction of your head and neck structures ( including the muscles ligaments and joints), aiming to reducing the severity and intensity of your headache. Each treatment is targeted at reducing the current symptoms, as well as the chance of a reoccurrence of any future headaches
We will ensure you have a greater understanding of your headache, alerting you to any triggers which may set off a headache. We arm your with the knowledge of how to better manage your symptoms and pain, now and well into the future