Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines

If you’re plagued by headaches or migraines, here’s how we can help...

A woman with a headache and migraine

We see lots of headache sufferers in clinic every week - so we know how debilitating they can be, overshadowing your life when they become all too frequent.

You may have tried lots of different treatments without success and you may be taking painkillers regularly. We will do our best to free you from that cycle - which we know, can wear you down emotionally.

From tension headaches to those caused by disc damage in the neck, as a specialist disc clinic, we have years of experience in relieving our patients’ pain and reducing their headaches in the future.

When you come to us with headaches or migraines, our aim is to:

  • Listen to you and allay your fears and concerns
  • Find and treat the root cause of your problem so that symptoms don’t return
  • Reduce your pain and your need for painkillers
  • Encourage and support you at every step of your treatment programme

How are your headaches affecting you?

You don’t need us to tell you that headaches and migraines can be debilitating. You probably find that they prevent you from going about your usual routine and you may be taking painkillers regularly. In addition to head pain, your headaches may be:

  • Accompanied by nerve pain in the shoulder, arm or hand
  • Accompanied by pain or stiffness in the neck
  • Affecting your vision
  • Accompanied by sickness, dizziness or constipation
  • Interrupting your sleep
  • Affecting you emotionally; lowering your mood or causing anxiety and/or depression

What’s causing your headaches or migraines?

Believe it or not, most headaches are the result of poor posture. Muscle tightness in the neck and shoulders sometimes leads to joints and nerves being compressed which in turn, restricts the movement of fluids around the body. This poor circulation means that sufficient oxygen doesn’t always reach the brain, and toxins aren’t always removed – which creates pain in and around your head.

Headaches at work

Headaches are often triggered by everyday activities such as:

  • Texting, checking social media on mobile phones
  • PC/ phone screen turned up too bright
  • Lifting incorrectly
  • Slouching on the sofa
  • Incorrect sleeping position
  • Poor posture at workstations
  • Head too far forward whilst driving

Let us help you with our gentle, non-invasive techniques

When you come to see us, we’ll listen to you, find the root cause of your pain and explain in simple terms how we can help.

Headache assessment

During your first visit, we’ll take a history of your symptoms, review any MRI scans and carry out a set of physical tests to assess your neck and head joint movement and muscle tension.

We use a variety of non-invasive techniques, including hands-on manipulation and mobilisation, combined with cranial osteopathy to rebalance the spine and cranium.

By gently manipulating the joints and soft tissues (muscles and ligaments) in the neck in conjunction with corrective postural alignment, we can reduce headaches significantly. It’s certainly a favourable alternative to painkillers. Mobilising the muscles and ligaments can encourage the muscles to relax, reduce spasms and allow the fluids to drain more effectively.

Migraine assessment

For long-term sufferers whose headaches are the result of a disc condition in the neck, we offer the latest technology in spinal mobilisation: IDD Therapy disc treatment.

How can IDD Therapy help?

IDD Therapy uses gentle pulling forces to draw apart specific spinal segments where cervical discs are damaged, removing pressure and irritation from any trapped nerves.

IDD Therapy candidates will typically suffer from herniated, prolapsed or ‘slipped’ discs and in addition to headaches, could be suffering with associated nerve pain in the shoulders, arms and hands.

For many of our IDD patients, the treatment programme has been life-changing and it has helped some to avoid spinal surgery.

If headaches are having a negative impact on your life, don’t suffer any longer.
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