Cambridge Headache Clinic

Cambridge headache clinic located in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. Our Osteopath uses conservative manual therapy techniques and prescriptive exercise to reduce severity, intensity and treat the headache.

Our Osteopath has completed postgraduate training in headaches at the University College of Osteopathy, London. So the Osteopath is competent to treat, manage and if necessary refer to the correct practitioner, depending on the type of headache you present with in clinic. In addition to being  aware of the NICE 2019 guidelines for Headaches and the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) 2019 guidelines for headaches.

Types of Headaches Treated by our Osteopath

Migraine – A headache that affects one half of the head. Pulsatile in nature and and can last from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by physical activity. One-third of people have an aura: typically a short period of visual disturbance that signals that the headache will soon occur.

Cervicogenic Headache – A headache characterised by chronic Hemicranial pain referred to the head from either the cervical spine or soft tissues within the neck

Tension Type Headache – Where pain can radiate from the lower back of the head, the neck, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body typically affecting both sides of the head.

Occipital Headache / Occipital neuralgia is a distinct type of headache characterized by piercing, throbbing, or electric-shock-like chronic pain in the upper neck, back of the head, and behind the ears, usually on one side of the head.  Typically, the pain of occipital neuralgia begins in the neck and then spreads upwards.

For more information, see our guides to Tension Type Headache, Cervicogenic Headache and Migraine

How Can We Help?

Osteopaths can treat the mechanical / musculoskeletal aspects of the headache. These sorts of headaches are accompanied with neck pain / jaw pain or a previous history of neck pain / jaw pain which is these headaches can have a mechanical or musculoskeletal origin.

Depending on the working diagnosis of the type of headache you have. We can use various manual techniques, medical acupuncture and prescriptive exercise to treat and manage your headache, jaw pain and neck pain.

GP Referral

You may also need to be referred to your GP for further investigation or prescribed medication of the headaches. Alternatively referral maybe required if the headache is a sign of medical condition. Following headache treatment.

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