Headaches & Migraines

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When it comes to Headaches & Migraines, speak to the professionals here at Optimal Osteopathy. 


What You Need To Know

Many people suffer from Headaches and Migraines, often for many years without finding a solution. Commonly resorting to pain medication can lead to stress within the digestive system including the stomach and liver. 

The ‘mechanical’ causes of headache are often under diagnosed and mismanaged. Muscular tension in the neck, shoulders and over the skull can be a considerable factor and is commonly the underlying cause. This is usually a symptom of a joint problem in the neck and back which causes persistent muscular tension and can progress into a headache or migraine. 

Stress and tiredness can also be a factor but this is more likely to lead to a headache when there is an underlying problem in the neck which has never been treated.

When you visit us here at Optimal Osteopathy Cardiff, we use this information to help manage the symptoms, frequency and severity of headaches and migraines. 

Treatment of headaches and migraines is complex and difficult to manage but can be controlled effectively in the right hands. Our Osteopaths commonly work with other healthcare professionals to combat the many factors which can cause an episode. 

Your Osteopath will work with you to help manage the 'mechanical' side of things which will include: 

  • Releasing of muscular tension in the head, neck and shoulders using superficial and deep soft tissue massage (AKA Neuromuscular and Muscle Energy technique). 
  • Allowing stiff and restricted joints to move freely by using Mobilisation and Manipulation (where appropriate).
  • Putting muscles into a position of ease to allow them to relax and detention the area.
  • Giving you a tailored exercise routine, postural and lifestyle advise. 

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If you would like to know more about how we can help you, call Optimal Osteopathy on 02920 564111.