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.
When you come to us with headaches or migraines, our aim is to:
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:
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 are often triggered by everyday activities such as:
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.
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.
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.
For many of our IDD patients, the treatment programme has been life-changing and it has helped some to avoid spinal surgery.