How osteopathy can help

Symptoms and Conditions

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Tension in the head, neck and shoulders
  • Facial myalgia

What could be behind my pain?

Headaches come in many shapes and sizes but the two most common type of headache are migraine and tension type headache. Not sure which type you have? Check the International Headache Society page –  http://www.ihs-headache.org.

Both tension type headache and migraine are associated with increased tension of the neck and head muscles, reduced movement of the joints of the neck, stress and psychological factors. Osteopathy uses soft tissue, mobilisation and manipulation to relieve the tension of the muscles of your neck and head and to restore normal movement of the associated joints. This can be used with or without medical acupuncture to further encourage the muscles of your neck and head to relax. The aim of this is to relieve the symptoms of your headache, and deal with the tight muscles that started it all off.

It is also important to deal with what caused the muscles of your head and neck to become so tight in the first place. Long hours sitting in the same position at a desk, poor posture and repetitive movements can all be behind this symptom picture and can even lead to other problems in other areas of the body too.

The practitioners at Swansea Body Kinetics are passionate about helping patients get rid of their headaches! We will assess your posture and movement and then aim to find and relieve the root cause of your headaches, ease the pain and discomfort and figure out ways to help you keep them away.

How Osteopathy can help

Osteopathic treatment is specific to you as an individual. It aims to deal with the origin of your pain rather than just covering up the symptoms.

After an initial consultation to determine the root cause of your problem, we use a variety of techniques that aim to resolve the initial cause and to tackle any other factors that may be causing your symptoms.

What is involved 

Treatment involves manipulation, massage and articulation (gentle movement) of the joints to release restrictions, to  decrease excessive muscular tightness or spasm and to encourage good movement and function of the joints involved. This promotes the healing and health of the problematic area by ensuring adequate blood supply, drainage and movement.

Session length

Face to face appointments are 35 minutes long, online appointments are 30 minutes long. For your initial appointment, you will be sent a pre-treatment questionnaire which gathers important details about your medical history and the problem you are calling in for.

Treatment length

The average number of treatments with an osteopath is between 3-5, however, it does very much depend upon the person and the problem they have. For example, if you have to keep doing something in work that sets off your issue, you may need more sessions.

Don’t just put up with pain…

There is no reason why you should put up with discomfort when help is at hand

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Great treatment, works wonders for any niggles or problems I have. My shoulders needed a fair bit of work due to general tightness and years of neglect. within two treatments the difference has been significant when testing and retesting but the difference how I felt lifting was huge. Very precise and knowledgeable in treating to the root of the issue and correcting it, very professional and super friendly. Going to be getting treatments on a monthly basis to keep me moving well.

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