Osteopathy uses soft tissue, mobilisation and manipulation to relieve the tension in your neck muscles and head to restore normal movement of the associated joints. This will relieve the symptoms of your headache, and deal with those pesky tight muscles that contributed towards it.
Increased tension of the muscles in your neck and head doesn’t come from nowhere, and you can do more than you might realise to help yourself prevent more headaches. Long hours sitting in the same position at a desk, poor posture and repetitive movements can all cause the muscles in your neck, shoulders and head to become overused, tired and restricted. This can not only give you a headache, but it can also cause the rest of your body to compensate for the restricted movement in your head and neck and lead to problems elsewhere, such as shoulder, arm and wrist pain, or even lower back pain.
As osteopaths, we can assess your posture and movement and then aim to find and relieve the root cause of your problem, ease the pain and discomfort and then recommend the best ways to prevent it from returning. Prevention might be achieved with postural advice, direction towards proper movement and stretching, or even ways to reduce your stress levels and improve your wellbeing.
To find out more: please get in touch with Swansea Body Kinetics.
We offer a free 10 min telephone consultation appointments directly with one of our qualified Osteopaths.