Migraines can be debilitating and last for hours or days. They often cause a throbbing or pulsing sensation on one side of the head and can coincide with aura, nausea, vomiting and sensitivities to light or other stimuli. Medication can help to prevent or manage these symptoms, and identifying triggers is helpful in self-management.
Migraines can be triggered by various factors. One of the more common factors being tension or other issues involving the neck and jaw. Your Osteopath can assess whether there is a musculoskeletal element to your migraines and treat accordingly. The results can include less frequent migraines or less intense headaches when they do occur.
What can your Osteopath do for your migraines?
Your Osteo will take an extensive history and thorough examination to assess what is causing your migraines. We always assess whether there is a sinister cause of your migraines and exclude it before we continue with any care.
Once your Osteopath determines the causes they may do one or more of the following:
- Perform adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your nervous system.
- Perform soft tissue manipulations to reduce muscular tension.
- Education on posture, ergonomics and exercises.