Migraines and Headaches can often be successfully treated by Kettering Osteopaths. There are many different reasons for patients presenting with headaches. A common cause is muscular tension at the base of the skull, or mechanical strains to the joints of the neck. Poor work posture in those people who spend long hours at a computer, or behind the wheel of a car whilst driving may also be a factor.
After complete assessment of the patients symptom picture in order to eliminate non-mechanical causes ,the osteopath can use a wide range of techniques to relieve such problems. Often our practitioners will look to treat the soft tissues in order to release muscle tension and address the boney structures, as well as providing advice on altering of posture and work station ergonomics to maintain the postural balance.
Osteopathic treatment can help reduce the occurrence of migraines and headaches. In some cases it can be more effective than the painkillers, which often address the symptoms but not the cause of the problem.
Contact us to request an appointment to see how our osteopathic approach can ease your condition.