Headaches can range from annoying and intermittent to chronic and debilitating. People who do not suffer from headaches struggle to understand the impact they can have – and people who have them struggle to break free of the pain.
The patterns and history of your pain can give us hints as to what kind of headache type you may have. You could have more than one! For example, you could have both tension headaches AND migraines. It is also very common that some people have both tension headaches and cervicogenic headaches (which come from the neck area). The International Headache Society has a standard classification system for headaches but this obviously doesn’t mean it is ‘simple’ !
Headaches can have many causes – everything ranging from tension or stress to possible ‘nasty’ causes. This is why if you or someone you care about has headaches you should really get them fully evaluated with us. Osteopathic treatment is helpful for a variety of headache types, and we can advise you on self care to help prevent some of your headaches from returning – and if your headaches would benefit from another kind of assessment, we’ll help with that too. Our thorough assessment and our gentle effective treatment is available most days of the week by phoning 020 7792 4499.