Osteopathy for Headache and Migraine
Living with headache or migraine?
Our Osteopaths regularly assess, diagnose and treat people experiencing headache and migraine. Living with these conditions can be exhausting and tough. People often think they have to live with them forever. If you have concern about how much pain relief medication you are taking to control them, it may be time to consider something new, such as Osteopathy.
Osteopaths use a hands-on therapeutic approach, commonly used to alleviate the pain and stress associated with numerous types of headache and migraine.
A headache originating from a neck complaint or from increased tension are the most common type of headache.
The osteopath may assist with cervicogenic (neck), tension headaches and migraine. Treatment aims to improve the quality of movement in the neck, reduce muscular tension, decrease pain, optimise blood flow and reduce irritation of nerves.
Our osteopaths have experience treating people suffering with headache and regularly provide advice on posture, exercises, dietary factors and stress management support that may be of assistance. By reducing the frequency and severity of pain, less pain relief should be required over time.
You may wonder why you should see an Osteopath rather than another health care provider.
Treat the cause, not the symptoms
Osteopaths use non invasive, drug free treatment. The aim is to improve physical health and wellbeing. We go beyond the symptoms to get to the cause of what’s happening for you. A one size fits all method to treating complaints does not work. We pay attention to the complex dynamic between the body’s structure and the way its works. The aim is to restore the body’s self repairing process and use techniques to influence different body systems. This may include joints, muscles, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs. We have a big picture approach.
Investigation and Referral
A qualified health practitioner can assess and identify when testing should be considered for more serious causes of headache. This can be important for a diagnosis. Osteopaths are university trained and registered primary health care providers. Our team are able to differentiate between common causes and more serious medical concerns.
We may work with you or refer to other health care practitioners such as your doctor, optometrist or acupuncturist. This is to provide optimal care.