Headaches and Migraines
Osteopathy for Headaches and Migraines
Neck related (cervicogenic) headaches and migraines can be caused by a misalignment of one or more of the vertebrae in the cervical spine (neck). These misalignments may be lying dormant for many years and can be triggered by a jarring motion such as whiplash, an uncomfortable night's sleep or a build-up of stress and tension.
Muscular tension around the neck can impinge the nerves and blood vessels at the base of the skull, reducing the blood flow to the head, which causes the scalp to tighten resulting in headache.
Osteopaths commonly treat headaches and they can quickly establish whether the cause of your headache is due to a change in the alignment of the spine or increased muscular tension.