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OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR HEADACHES

Neck and shoulder

TENSION HEADACHES

Headaches are an incredibly common with over 10 million people in the UK suffering with headaches regularly. There are numerous causes and types of headaches. perhaps the most common are “tension type” headaches. fortunately this is the type of headache for which osteopathic treatment is most effective.

NHS Choices describes the symptoms of tension type headaches as follows. “Tension type headaches often feel likeĀ a constant ache that affects both sides of the head. You may also feel the neck muscles tighten and a feeling of pressure behind the eyes.”

OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR HEADACHES

Tension in the neck is one of the reasons that osteopathic treatment for headaches can be so helpful. As described in the “neck and shoulder pain” page neck tension often builds up due to poor posture and tension. Simply by relieving the tension in the muscles and releasing the joints in the neck osteopathic treatment for headaches can very quickly improve your symptoms (often in one or two sessions). We can then work with you on your posture and give you helpful exercises to prevent the headaches from coming back.

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