Headaches and migraines
According to Heache Australia 10-15% of Austrlaians suffer severe headaches or migraines. This means many more Australians experience less severe types of headaches; many of them experience headaches more than once per week. The cost to the Australian economy exceeds 1 billion dollars anually.
While some headaches can be complex to diagnose and treat, many have relatively simple causes and, luckily, relatively simple fixes. Many headaches have their origin in neck and head muscle tension and trigger points which are often the result of persistent poor posture, such as while working on a computer or prolonged periods of over-head work. Other headaches are caused by mis-alignment of joints in the upper back or neck. Again other headaches can be food-related or be the result of prescribed medication.
Migraines are severe headaches which often include visual changes, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. These migraine headaches are often debilitating and disabling with sufferers forced to take time off work and life to sleep them off in a dark and quiet room. While some migraines can be hard to treat, osteopathy can often help alleviate their symptoms by addressing related aggravated factors and, at times, a full recovery or drastic reduction in severity and frequency of the migraine attacks can be achieved.
Please contact us to discuss your headache or migraine and how we can help.