Whether you are stressed, dehydrated, ate an ice-cream way too quickly or are a chronic sufferer, it’s safe to say we’ve all experienced a headache or two in our day. But if you’re finding that your ‘once in a blue moon’ headache is becoming a regular visitor, it’s time to seek professional help. Osteopathy can help those suffering from chronic headaches by determining the underlying cause and treating the body as a whole. Let’s take a quick look and see how we can help you to feel your best!

What is a headache?

A headache is any pain in the head region. The pain may feel sharp, dull or throbbing. It may be isolated to one side of the head, behind the eyes or felt evenly around the head. There are over 200 types of headache and they are broadly categorised as primary or secondary.

Primary headaches occur on their own (and are not influenced by another illness). These include:

Secondary headaches are caused by another illness in the body. These vary greatly from sinusitis, concussions, to the flu or a brain freeze!

Causes

The causes of headache vary greatly! Secondary headaches have a direct link to another problem, but primary headaches commonly occur from:

Can osteopathy help?

Our osteopaths will assess, diagnose and treat headaches. We’ll also treat other areas that can influence head pain, including the neck, jaw, shoulders and back, if necessary. This helps us get to the root cause of the issue! We use a combination of soft tissue massage, joint manipulation and stretching, and also offer lifestyle advice on exercise and posture to prevent headache frequency. Our hands-on treatment takes a holistic approach to not only treat your headaches but improve your overall quality of life. Because there’s nothing worse than a terrible headache!

Don’t put up with the pain! If you are experiencing frequent headaches, give us a call on +61 430 062 099 or email info@activeosteopathy.com.au to book your appointment today!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.