Headaches are one of the most common ailments felt by humans and can occur in any part of the head. Although they are common, they are not simple as there are over over 200 types of headaches recognised in the International Classification of Headache Disorders. Along with the vast number of headache types, there are also numerous factors that cause headaches.
When does a headache become a migraine?
Migraines Australia diagnose a migraine when:
(a) the pain has at least two of the following characteristics.
-Moderate to severe intensity
-Aggravated by movement (i.e., walking, going up stairs)
(b) there is at least one of the following associated symptoms:
-Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
-Phonophobia (sensitivity to noise)
(c) the headache lasts for between 4 and 72 hours.
There are many forms of treatment accessible for migraines and headaches. Along with over the counter and prescribed medication, complementary treatment such as Osteopathy have been recognised to assist to prevent and relieve pain.
Misalignment of the vertebral column can put pressure on surrounding nerves that can affect muscles and blood vessels. Realignment via manipulation of the neck and cranium may reduce migraine attacks. Osteopathy offers suffers a non-invasive and non-dug dependant relief from migraine symptoms. Osteopathic manipulation works to release tension from the base of the skull, neck, and shoulders. This release offers migraine sufferers real lasting relief from migraines.
Come visit our team at Complete Care Osteopathy in Lilydale to further discuss how Osteopathy can assist your headaches and overall health! 😊