Tension Type Headache

Cambridge Tension Type Headache Clinic

We have Cambridge tension type headache clinic located in Waterbeach and Central Cambridge. Our Osteopath that uses osteopathy and prescriptive exercise to treat and manage this type headache.

The aim of treatment is to reduce the severity of the headache by treating the muscles and connective tissues in the neck and skull that have become tight and painful.

For more information about the headaches and treatment then read our Guide to Tension Type Headache Osteopathy and Prescriptive Exercise by Osteopaths

What is a Tension Type Headache?

cambridge tension type headache

These headaches are caused muscle contracture in the head and neck regions. It may feel like a constant ache that affects both sides of the head. You may also feel the neck muscles tighten and a feeling of pressure behind the eyes as shown in the picture above.

Most people are likely to have experienced a tension headache at some point. They can develop at any age, but are more common in teenagers and adults. Women tend to suffer from them more commonly than men.

It’s estimated that about half the adults in the UK experience tension-type headaches once or twice a month, and about 1 in 3 get them up to 15 times a month.

What Causes These Headaches?

The exact cause of tension-type headaches isn’t clear, but certain things have been known to trigger them, including:

  • stress and anxiety
  • squinting
  • poor posture
  • tiredness
  • dehydration
  • missing meals
  • lack of physical activity
  • bright sunlight
  • noise
  • certain smells

Why Should I come for an appointment at Cam Osteopathy?

Treatment is conservative, uninvasive and delivered in the least painful manner where possible. Our clinics offer a professional, relaxed and therapetuic enviroment to come for an appointment. We develop a tailored and bespoke treatment plan to treat and manage your headache. This can involve a multi-disciplinary team at our central cambridge clinic with 65 healthcare professionals.

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To book an appointment go to the booking page above. Alternatively Call on 07982 432732 or Email bookings@camosteopathy.co.uk

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