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Head & neck pain

 

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We provide effective Osteopathic treatment for:

Tension headaches

Neck pain and stiffness

“Cricked” or “locked” neck


Osteopathic treatment for tension headaches.

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Pain patterns by headache type.

Symptoms of tension headaches include:

There are several, sometimes complex causes of headaches but common culprits include poor posture, stress and tension, stiffness in the neck and head, upper back and shoulders or jaw pain and dysfunction (TMJ disorder).


How can Osteopathy help me?

Osteopathy can help to identify what the specific factors are in your case and then treat to relieve those tensions and restrictions. Exercises and advice will be given to prevent further problems.

Patients often worry about headaches but please rest assured your Osteopath will take a full detailed history and carry out a thorough examination before any treatment takes place. If we feel Osteopathy is not suitable for you then we will refer you onto another healthcare provider such as your GP.


Osteopathic treatment for neck pain and stiffness “Cricked” or “locked” neck

There can be several causes of neck pain and stiffness:

“Cricked” or “locked” neck

Sometimes people wake up in the morning to find their neck is painful, stiff and twisted to one side. It can feel as though you are stuck in one position, unable to move your neck. The neck muscles may be in painful spasm.

Pain is often made worse by attempting to move the neck.

Common causes include:


How can Osteopathy help me with neck pain and stiffness?

Osteopathic treatment involves soft tissue massage, joint and muscle stretches to improve range of movement and reduce pain and stiffness in the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves. We can also give advice about posture and exercises to assist your recovery at home.


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Useful Information

Medline Plus

Web MD

NHS UK

GOsC (General Osteopathic Council)

N.I.C.E. (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)

 

Osteopathy is a physical therapy which uses manual (hands-on) techniques to diagnose and treat structural and mechanical dysfunctions of the body, without the use of drugs or surgery. Soft tissue massage, joint and muscle stretches are used to improve range of movement and reduce pain and stiffness in the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves.

 


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