Osteopathy for Headache and Migraine

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 types 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, optimize blood flow and reduce irritation of nerves.

Lifestyle considerations

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 headaches and migraines with osteopathy

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.

 Dr. Courtney Maxwell (Osteopaths) has a special interest in headache conditions and is an ambassador for Migraine Australia.  In addition, she runs a free public Facebook group called Ahead of Your Headaches – Chronic Headache Support Group and you are welcome to join here.