Managing Migraines Through Osteopathy

Nearly everyone has a headache at some stage of their life. Migraines usually are associated with sensitivity to sound, light, and smells. A migraine attack may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting. This type of headache often involves only one side of the head, but in some cases, patients may have pain bilaterally or on both sides.

A lot of people suffer from headaches and migraines, often for long periods of time without finding a solution. A large portion of these people also resort to pills and preventatives which can build up stress within the digestive tract such as the liver and stomach.

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There are various factors that can contribute to the generation of migraines including stress, diet, fatigue, dehydration, hormonal influences and postural dysfunctions. However, the ‘mechanical’ causes of various types of headaches are frequently overlooked. An osteopath will consider all of these factors, but structural reasons for migraine headaches is the first place to start in addressing the problem.

When muscle strain causes tension headaches, a chiropractor may be able to ease it with manipulation and realignment. Osteopaths also can use soft-tissue techniques to the head, neck, and upper back. These professionals are expertly trained to feel tension changes in all body tissues, and correct postural strains that can produce these tension changes, with the use of gentle manipulation techniques.

If you’re experiencing constant reoccurring headaches or similar pain that debilitating, it is best to consult a professional. ­­­­­­Back on the Move offers the following services: Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Lymphatic drainage, Cranial sacral therapy, Therapeutic massage therapy, Fitness and posture correction coaching and Sports massage.

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Dr. Lana Peters is the founder of Back on the Move and co-founder of Be Rehab. She has over 35 years experience in the field of osteopathy. She aims to improve the lives of Bahrain citizens and expats.

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