Good Health Centre is a leading practice for osteopathy Leeds Based and the UK.

According to the World health organisation WHO.

Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system

Half the adult population will be experiencing a headache at least once a year

Headache has been underestimated and underrecognized and undertreated throughout the world.

Headache disorders can cause and are associated with personal and social burdens of pain, disability, damage quality of life and financial cost.

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/headache-disorders

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There are numerous types of headache and migraines.

  • Tension headaches
  • Chronic tension headaches
  • Migraine with aura
  • Migraine without aura
  • Cluster migraines
  • Silent migraines
  • Hemiplegic migraines
  • Hormonal migraines
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Other headaches that stem from elsewhere.

  • Sinusitis
  • TMJ
  • Teeth
  • Earache
  • Trigger points
  • Nutrition and chemical triggers
  • Dehydration

Osteopaths at Good Health centre are all healthcare professionals and are medically trained to be able to differentiate types of headaches and rule out possible serious conditions that require medical intervention.

Osteopathy can help you manage headache.

What to Expect

  • A thorough case history
  • Full assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Long term prevention plan

What treatment will I get?

Any of the below treatments may be used according to diagnosis and assessment.

  • Gentle manipulation and drainage techniques
  • Spinal manipulation to relieve joint restriction and increase joint mobility.
  • Soft tissue to the musculature around the involved joint.
  • Soft tissue to other muscles that might have a trigger point.
  • Specific affect trigger points that may refer pain.
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise
  • Advice Do and Don’ts

Research

Chaibi A, Russell MB. Manual therapies for cervicogenic headache: a systematic review. J Headache Pain. 2012;13(5):351-359. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found  here.

 

Posadzki P, Ernst E. Spinal manipulations for tension type headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. 2012;20(4):232-239. A link to the abstract of this study can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22579436

 

Chaibi A, Tuchin PJ, Russell MB. Manual therapies for migraine: a systematic review. J Headache Pain. 2011;12(2):127-133. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found  here.

 

Posadzki P, Ernst E.  Spinal manipulations for cervicogenic headaches: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.  Headache. 2011;51(7):1132-9. A link to the abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21649656

 

Miller J, Gross A, D’Sylva J, et al.  Manual therapy and exercise for neck pain: A systematic review.  Manual Therapy. 2010;15(4): 334-354.   A link to the abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20627797

 

Gross A, Miller J, D’Sylva J, et al.  Manipulation or mobilisation for neck pain: a Cochrane Review.  Manual Therapy. 2010;15(4):315-33.   A link to the abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20510644

 

Hurwitz EL, Carragee EJ, van der Velde G, Carroll LJ, Nordin M, Guzman J, Peloso PM, Holm LW, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S, Cassidy JD, Haldeman S. TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN: NONINVASIVE INTERVENTIONS Results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000–2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Feb;32(2 Suppl):S141-75. A link to the abstract of this study can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19251061

 

Bronfort G, Nilsson N, Haas M, et al.  Non-invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2004;(3):CD001878.  A link to the study abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15266458

 

Bronfort G, Assendelft WJ, Evans R, et al.  Efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic headache: a systematic review.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2001;24(7):457-66.  A link to the study abstract can be found here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11562654

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