we specialise in treatments for headaches and migraines
Headaches & Migraines
Let's treat your headaches & migraines
Finding the cause of your headache.
Like most internal organs, the brain has no pain sensitive receptors. Now tell this to someone suffering from a headache or migraine, and they will doubt you considerably. Pain receptors are found on the covering of the brain, the meninges, as well as the scalp, face and outer parts of the head, and it is usually one of these structures that are to blame for most headaches.
Another cause of headaches, and probably the most common, is the neck. Issues with the neck may refer pain to some part of the head – you might feel it behind the eyes, in the forehead or back of the head.
Migraines, on the other hand, are a completely different story. They affect 15 per cent of people, and their cause is largely unknown. Migraine symptoms vary greatly from a throbbing head, pain in the face, sensitivity to light and/or sound, vomiting, nausea and visual disturbances, to name a few. In his book ‘Migraine’, Olive Sacks described nearly 100 different varieties of migraine.
We have different ranges of treatment
The most common treatable causes of headaches are those arising from the:
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Here's what to expect from a treatment with us.
Treatment for headaches will typically be aimed at releasing any of the structures around the head and neck that could be referring pain to the head. These include the muscles around the jaw or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and neck, the scalp and the suboccipital region (the thick muscle just below the back of the head).
It may also involve correcting the position of any structures below the neck. Interestingly, a bent knee, a twisted pelvis and even a tight hip can change the bodies neutral position, and if the neck compensates for such positions over time, this can cause degeneration in the neck itself and then can lead to headaches.