Headaches & Migraine Fix

Headaches and Migraines along with back pain are the most common reasons for people attending their GP clinics.

These debilitating conditions cause sufferers to lose days at work and time away from friends and families, missing out on important social events and activities.

If you are experiencing either of these we can help. Many of our patients come to us having been told that there is nothing that can be done and that they have to live with them.

Cervico-genic headache is pain located in the head which can occur with or without neck pain.

Migraine is a throbbing type headache that is usually one sided and is differentiated from a headache by the associated features such as nausea, vomiting and light and sound sensitivity.

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Causes

The causes of Cervicogenic headache are usually multi-factorial. Often strain/stress/dysfunction occurring within the upper neck is the main driver. Migraines often have an upper neck component but are linked to hormonal changes, stress, diet, sleep and inherited genetic elements.

Prognosis

Both Cervicogenic headache and migraine can persist for years however with treatment both are at the least more manageable and in some cases curable. With the correct input it is possible to see a change in both conditions within 8-12 weeks.

Treatment

Treatment is normally carried out over a 3-4 month period and requires approximately 6-12 sessions.

Review / Reassessment

At the end of your treatment we will review your progress and plan the next steps. This may be discharge with advice and an ongoing maintenance home exercise programme or it could be further sessions to progress you to more challenging exercises, to prepare you for work or a specific sport.

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Treatment Programme

  • Neck care advice/education
  • General healthcare advice/guidance
  • Acupuncture and Manual Therapy to restore normal joint glide to normalise mechanics and ease pain
  • Soft tissue work to release tight muscles or trigger points
  • Taping to improve muscle function and support joints and soft tissues
  • Re-education and training of posture in various settings
  • Ergonomic assessment and recommendations
  • Tailored and progressive exercises to improve postural awareness, muscular co-ordination, strength and flexibility. Focused retraining and strengthening of muscles that help to support the head, neck and shoulders
  • Return to function / sport and exercise through advanced rehabilitation
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Next Steps / Options

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Important Information

Rehabilitation is not a quick fix and can be longer due to age, duration of symptoms, and the extent of degeneration and weakness. It is very important that you attend your treatment sessions as suggested by your therapist and follow through with your re-assessment. The recommendations in this action plan are based on your individual condition and examination results.

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What Our Patients Say

Lindsey 34 Hutton, Essex “I was in 10 out of 10 back pain... now after my treatment I am feeling much better and am back in the gym using the cross trainer and stair master again”
Jane 38 Brentwood, Essex “I was suffering from debilitating headaches 3 times a week... the hands on treatment was really good even after the first session I felt amazing! Now I feel fantastic!”
Mark 41 Langdon Hills, Essex “You isolated the problem to damage in my lower disc... It’s now hugely better and I am back to football”

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