Many of us suffer from headaches from time to time and there are several causes. Headaches can be due to previous neck injuries, work-related strain, computer or mobile phone use, poor eyesight leading to straining, stress and many other factors.
Most headaches are not serious and once the cause is established, headaches can often be helped by simple changes in lifestyle. One cause can
be tension or strain in the muscles and joints of the neck and upper back. Where there is increased tension in the muscles, the vertebral bones can be pulled closer together and this can put pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the head and neck. Treatment from an osteopath may help. Gentle massage to the tight muscles and easing the joints of the neck, thorax and back can relieve the build-up of tension that may lead to headaches.
Osteopaths can also advise on exercise and lifestyle changes and offer guidance on simple changes to your posture when at work or driving which may help.
If you are suffering from headaches and would like to find out whether osteopathy might help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or arrange an appointment to discuss your symptoms.
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