A lot of pain felt from a migraine comes from the neck

Migraine is caused by a number of factors such as running in families, reaction to different foods such as alcohol or cheese and chocolate, anxiety and stress but a large factor is the tension in our bodies often felt in the neck and shoulders. This tension causes irritation to the nerves in the head and neck which in turn increases the pain and a “vicious cycle” is formed which is hard to break.

How can osteopathy help?

By reducing the amount of tension in these ‘irritated’ muscles and gently manipulating the neck joints, we can begin to break this vicious cycle and over-ride the nerve irritation and lessen your pain.With a short course of treatment to break this cycle, and help remove unresolved neck strains, your migraines will be far less intense and much less frequent. Most patients feel that they can cope with mild pain killers and their migraines rarely occur and not weekly or daily.

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