While many people experience the occasional brief headache, some headaches can be intensely painful, recurring, and long-lasting. This often gets in the way of daily tasks and can negatively impact your overall wellbeing.
Headaches and migraines can be caused by many underlying factors. While medication can temporarily fix a headache, an approach that looks at the underlying cause will help you achieve a sustainable reduction in headache frequency and intensity.
Whether it’s posture, muscle tension, stress, dehydration or something else – an osteopath can assess the cause of your headaches before coming up with an appropriate treatment plan.
Headaches are often symptomatic of tightness, injury, or alignment issues in your neck and back. Your osteopath will address the structural cause of your headaches and help you manage any contributing factors such as tension or stress.
The overall goal of osteopathic treatment is to support your recovery. If your headache is linked to neurological issues, high blood pressure, or disease, your osteopath will refer you to a health practitioner that can address that condition directly.