Headache Osteopathy

Head Pain or Neck Pain

Headaches and Osteopathy

Osteopathy is known to help with certain types of headaches.

Some of the most common causes of a Headache are:

Stress and Tension – Stress and tension is something that people don’t always deal with well.
Unfortunately, being overwhelmed by anxiety caused by personal problems, financial issues,
bad health, or other worries is believed to be one of the most significant causes of headaches
in today’s society. Tension-type headaches are most common and are usually what Osteopaths would be able treat as oppose to migraines.

Allergies – Headaches are also caused when exposed to allergens like pet dander, certain foods,
pollen, smoke, ragweed, and other antigens. Sufferers may also experience difficulty breathing.

Alcohol Consumption –  Alcohol Use Disorders including binge drinking, long-term use, and over-consumption are harmful to your health and often result in hangovers and headaches. It it thought that this due to blood vessels dilating in response to the chemical being present in your bloodstream.

Sinus Infections or Sinusitis – Sinusitis or sinus infection is an inflammation of the air cavities in the
passages of the nose. Sinus infections can be caused by an allergic reaction, or exposure to chemicals and
other environmental factors.

Neck pain

Neck Pain

Treating Headaches

No two headaches are the same, so it is important that you understand the causes and your body’s reactions
that could contribute to the onset of the symptoms. Individuals who occasionally suffer can usually find relief by taking an over the counter pain relievers or even using forms of manual therapy like Osteopathy.

For people who suffer from recurring or crippling pains, the answer may not be as simple as taking
a couple of pain relievers when a flare-up occurs. It is always worth consulting with your GP first to discuss your symptoms before having treating with Osteopathy, especially if it is a new headache.

Once the source gets identified, this should give you the information you need to modify your lifestyle. For
instance, if you find you have allergies that cause headaches, you can change your lifestyle to avoid the things that trigger pain and discomfort.

Osteopathy can be useful for treating headaches by looking closely at the neck mechanics to see if there is any restriction in the vertebrae or any muscle tension.

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