Our Osteopathic Approach to the Treatment of Headaches and Migraines
A common cause of headaches can be muscle strain or joint irritation in the neck and upper back. Osteopathy can help headaches by removing tension, improving mobility and reducing inflammation.
Migraines can be more complex as they can have a variety of triggers including dietary or evironmental factors, but the common theme of migraines is altered blood supply to the brain and head. Success in treating some forms of migraine may come from the ability of osteopathic treatment to improve blood flow and reduce tension and stress.
Techniques applied for the treatment of headaches and migraines aim to address the cause of the symptoms, and include gentle joint articulation, soft tissue release and gentle cranial techniques tailored to individual needs. Practical advice in order to prevent headaches is an important part of our osteopathic consultation.