95% of us will experience headaches sometime in our lives.
Most are a mild inconvenience and will resolve with a glass of water, fresh air and a good nights’ sleep. But some do not.
80% Tension Type Headaches
Often associated with the structures of the neck, stress and posture. They can be simple to treat and respond quickly to effective hands on treatment, exercises and lifestyle adjustments.
Migraines are a genetic functional disorder of the nervous system. There is currently no cure. But there is much that can be done to help. Many suffer occasionally and respond well to medication like triptans. Others, however find themselves in a cycle of frequent attacks which have a major impact on their lives.
They try a range of treatments from prophylactic medications to botox injection and struggle to cope. New CGRP monoclonal antibodies injection treatment is very exciting but not easily available and not for everyone. For those wanting to try drug free treatments, we will navigate you through understanding your migraines, discuss your lifestyle, nutritional supplements and your treatment options. With so many potential contributing factors, we will give a defined treatment plan and realistic expectations.
Treatment with us includes expert care in Cranial osteopathy, Watson technique and Acupuncture.
Medication overuse headache
For those suffering with chronic daily headaches it maybe the tablets you are taking that are making them worse. I can guide you on what is the safe amount to take and advise you on the best way to reduce.
Research has shown that daily headaches reduce by 50% when medication over use is reduced. Please do not try without professional guidance.
Persistent post traumatic headache (or post concussion syndrome).
These headaches are most common after a mild head injury. Most resolve in 3 months but some can persist for months or even years. The headache most often resembles tension type or migraines but they are different and need a different treatment approach. The headache is often accompanied by dizziness, difficulty concentrating, anxiety and sleep disturbances.
Assessment and treatment includes vestibular ocular movement and rehabilitation exercises.
Cluster Headaches are the most well known of this group of headaches. Fortunately they are by far the smallest group but are the most severe. There are better treatments than ours for theses type of headaches. For this type of headache we will refer on to Specialist Headache Neurologists and more appropriate treatments.
Its never been a better time to be a headache sufferer. The fantastic work of the worldwide medical community over the last decade has given a much better understanding on the causes, the pathophysiology and better treatments.
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