Headaches & Migraines

Treating Headaches & Migraines at The Body Mechanic

Headaches and migraines can significantly disrupt daily life, causing intense pain and discomfort. At The Body Mechanic, we treat many patients who suffer from both.

Our safe, effective and holistic treatments for musculoskeletal-type headaches and migraines, mean that we address their root causes and can help you find  lasting relief.

Causes of Headaches & Migraines

Headaches and migraines can result from various factors, including:

  • Tension and Stress: Muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and scalp due to stress can lead to headaches.
  • Poor Posture: Extended periods of poor posture can strain neck and shoulder muscles, contributing to headaches.
  • Dehydration: Insufficient fluid intake can cause headaches, as the body struggles to function optimally.
  • Hormonal Changes: Fluctuations in hormones – particularly in women – can trigger migraines.
  • Dietary Triggers: Certain foods and beverages, such as caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods, can provoke headaches and migraines.
  • Environmental Factors: Bright lights, loud noises, and strong smells can act as migraine triggers.
  • Injuries: Injuries to the head, neck, back or shoulders, can trigger tension and stress that can then lead to headaches or migraines.
Benefits of our Headache & Migraine Treatments

Here are some of the main benefits we always aim to include in our treatments for those seeking support with headaches and migraines:

 

  • Pain Relief: Immediate and long-term relief from headache and migraine pain.
  • Stress Reduction: Techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, which are common headache triggers.
  • Muscle Relaxation: Our techniques, ranging from osteopathic techniques through to intra-oral therapy, help relax tight muscles in the neck, shoulders and jaw.
  • Improved Posture: Guidance and exercises to improve posture and prevent future headaches.
  • Personalised Care: Each treatment plan is highly-customised to meet your specific needs and health goals.
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You’re in safe hands with our practice

At The Body Mechanic, your wellbeing is our top priority. Our 5-star rated, highly-skilled practitioners, bring years of expertise, knowledge and dedication to each treatment.

Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, recovering from an injury, or looking to enhance your overall health, rest assured that you are in safe and capable hands with our compassionate and professional team.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT

We will start the healing process from your very first visit. All first visits include a thorough initial consultation with assessment and treatment.

Here’s what to expect:

First treatment for Headaches and Migraines
If you’re new to The Body Mechanic, or haven’t been seen by one of our practitioners in over 3 months, your first visit will be an Initial Consultation with treatment.

The consultation part of the treatment involves finding out relevant information about your health history, current overall health, current presenting issue/s, and health goals.

Your first treatment is time to get to the root cause of your issue/s, start getting you out of pain and discomfort, and formulate a plan to reduce your pain and discomfort and help you move better.

Physical Assessment
Depending on the presenting issues you have, we will assess your condition through a variety of special tests, to either confirm or rule-out any conditions that may be part of the issue/s your experience.

Our assessment ensures that we can further fine-tune the hands-one portion of your first visit treatment.

Treat

With the relevant information gathered from finding out about your health history, current issue(s) and results from any assessments we’ve done, your practitioner can then create a more tailored approach to the hands-on part of your treatment, or in the case of Shockwave Therapy, start the treatment.

Treating you also serves as an assessment

What we discover here, will determine whether we give you any aftercare or rehab exercises, advise on any subsequent treatment and work with you to reach your health and wellbeing goals.

Aftercare / Follow-up sessions

As we’ve mentioned under ‘Treat’, depending on your presenting issue/s and health goals, we typically provide ongoing support so you know what wellness ‘tools and techniques’ to use in everyday life, to help with your headaches or migraines.

We will also talk to you about any recommended follow-up sessions, and what this may look like for you. Follow-up sessions could either be with your practitioner, or we may recommend a colleague or different treatment-type, should this be a better fit for you and your condition/s.

We always want to ensure we get you the fastest, safest results, in the shortest (but most realistic) space of time.

Woman with headache around her temples

We can help with a range of pain and wellbeing issues associated with headaches and migraines:

• Neck pain and tightness

• Jaw pain and tightness

• Shoulder tension

• Poor posture

• Teeth grinding/jaw clenching

• Hormonal support

 

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“Headaches and migraines can stop you in your tracks. Our techniques can help you stop being reliant on painkillers, and improve your resilience.”

The Body Mechanic Team

Book your appointment today

Don’t let headaches and migraines control your life any longer.

Experience the comprehensive and compassionate care at The Body Mechanic. Our holistic approach and personalised treatments will help you regain control and live pain-free.

Book your appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier, more active life.

Treatment offered by:

Patrick Walker M.Ost

Patrick Walker M.Ost

HEAD OSTEOPATH

Charlie Lowry-Corry

Charlie Lowry-Corry

HEAD OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Stephen Bumstead

Stephen Bumstead

MANUAL THERAPIST & FINAL YEAR STUDENT OSTEOPATH

Kelly Waites

Kelly Waites

MANUAL THERAPIST & FINAL YEAR STUDENT OSTEOPATH

Has Housein

Has Housein

MANUAL THERAPIST & FINAL YEAR STUDENT OSTEOPATH

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