Most of us suffer from headaches at some point in our lives to varying degrees of severity and intensity. Causes may include muscle tension, sinus congestion, trauma, high blood pressure, pre-menstrual syndrome and, very rarely, tumours or meningitis. Most headaches are caused by muscle tension or migraines.
A brief explanation of the main types of headaches:
For many sufferers, it is a matter of reducing the causative and aggravating factors. Osteopathic treatment can be invaluable in reducing the pain and musculo-skeletal tension experienced by headache and migraine sufferers. Soft-tissue massage, articulation and gentle joint releasing techniques together with cranial osteopathic techniques and modern acupuncture (as appropriate) often provide considerable if not complete relief from the patient's headache symptoms.
Click here to read my blog articles on how acupuncture can be used to treat headaches.
Click here to read my blog article on Osteopathy and headaches.
Jan's testimonial giving an example of Fiona's treatment of headaches (click here for more testimonials):
"My work involves a lot of heavy lifting and carrying and as a result I have developed lots of tension and posture problems over the years. Fiona has been treating me since September 2011 and as a result I have not had a headache for months (was a daily event) and my posture has improved greatly. I still have a bit to go but have gone from weekly treatments to once a month and I have no hesitation in recommending Fiona, she is professional and friendly and I have passed her info onto patients when appropriate."