Pain relief for headaches with Osteopathy – an effective way to treat pain and prevent headaches

How can osteopathy provide pain relief from headaches?

The primary cause of a headache may not be within your head. It actually could be your neck, upper back, your jaw or any of the other potential headache causing culprits.

Because osteopathy takes a whole body approach, it is a safe, natural highly effective way of addressing the root case of your frequent headaches, preventing them from recurring. Often the 30-minute remedial massage that you receive at the start of your consultation will be enough to ease the symptoms of the headache you present with.

Our osteopath will then begin by assessing your upper back, neck, ribs and cervical spine and use gentle, non-invasive techniques designed to:

  • Improve the mobility of your ribs and thoracic and cervical spine
  • Reduce muscular tension, nerve compression and inflammation


Osteopath Centre Rates Central CoastAnd because osteopaths are also qualified to be primary health care practitioners, they have the experience and knowledge to differentiate between a headache resulting from a common cause and one that potentially has a more serious cause. Our osteopath here on the Central Coast will likely refer you for further specialist advice if your headache is accompanied by:

  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bleeding or fluid draining from the nose or ears
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision or speech
  • Numbness, tingling or paralysis.

Osteopathy delivers natural, sustainable results for the ongoing management and prevention of headaches. To prevent your headaches from returning, our osteopath at our clinic here on the Central Coast will also offer advice and guidance on:

  • Posture, exercise and stretching techniques
  • Diet and tips to prevent dehydration
  • The best ways to improve the ergonomics of your home and workplace.
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision or speech
  • Numbness, tingling or paralysis.

Don’t put up with the pain and discomfort of headaches.

Call us to make an appointment today.

Are headaches affecting your quality of life?

If you suffer from headaches you’re definitely not alone. Up to 15% of Australians take some form of painkiller to treat a headache at any given time. Fortunately, headaches are rarely caused by a serious underlying condition. But that doesn’t make them any less debilitating and uncomfortable, especially when headaches occur frequently and disrupt your day-to-day activities and enjoyment of life.

How are headaches caused?

Headaches are often caused by an underlying issue. The most common type of headache results from one or more of the following underlying issues:

  • Tension and stress
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Joint strain in the neck and upper back
  • Eye strain (often the result of excessive time in front of a computer screen)
  • Dehydration (resulting from not drinking enough water)

Headaches can also be caused by:

  • Sinus congestion
  • Whiplash
  • Poor posture
  • Jaw imbalance or teeth grinding
  • Infection
  • Allergies and food intolerances