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Leeds, 29 Park Square West

0113 345 5060

Manchester, 28 Queen St

0161 503 5656

Headache and migraine treatment

Suffering with headaches and migraine can be an everyday struggle. Our team of experienced practitioners in Leeds and Manchester are here to offer effective headache treatment, migraine treatment and advice.


What are headaches and migraines?

A headache is defined as any pain in the region of the head or neck. Depending on the severity of this pain, you may also be suffering from migraines. Headaches are one of the most common symptoms found in clinical practice and there are more than 200 types.

Within these 200 types, headaches are classified into these two categories:

Primary

  1. Migraines
  2. Tension headaches
  3. Stabbing headaches
  4. Trigeminal headaches
  5. Headaches caused by cough
  6. Exertion headaches
  7. Cluster headaches

 

Secondary

  1. Trauma or injury
  2. Cranial/cervical disorders (stroke)
  3. Inflammatory disease
  4. Tumours
  5. Poisons
  6. Medications
  7. High blood pressure
  8. Fasting
  9. Disorders of the jaw or teeth
  10. Temporomandibular joint disorders

Headache and migraine treatment

Headache treatment or migraine treatment will depend on your particular symptoms. There are several reasons for headaches occurring, and understanding the root of the problem is always our first step in treatment.

A full neurological examination and assessment will be carried out before we start treatment. During your assessment you’ll be asked about your medical history and the details of your current symptoms. This will determine the best course of treatment for you.

If your headaches have arisen due to muscle tensions, our practitioners will treat the complaint with a range of hands-on methods including joint mobilisation, soft tissue stretching and massage. They may also offer advice on lifestyle and posture to help ease pain and prevent headaches reoccurring. Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths are all able to effectively help with symptoms of headache related to neck tension and stress.

Most of the time, a course of treatments will be effective in managing your headaches. However, there are some accompanying symptoms that may require further investigation. These include:

  1. New or different headaches in over 50s
  2. Severe headaches which develop in minutes
  3. Inability to move limbs
  4. Confusion
  5. Headaches which worsen with change in posture
  6. Headaches made worse by coughing or exertion
  7. Visual abnormalities
  8. Jaw pain when chewing
  9. Neck stiffness with fever, photophobia or rash

 
Our practitioners will be able to refer you to the appropriate specialist if they deem it necessary.


For more information, call your local clinic on the number below.


Leeds : 0113 345 5060

Manchester : 0161 503 5656

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Treatment fees may be recoverable from your private medical insurance

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For more information, call your local clinic on the number below...

Leeds Park Square

0113 345 5060

Manchester
(28 Queen Street)

0161 503 5656

Leeds Park Sq
Lower Ground Floor
29 Park Square West
Leeds LS1 2PQ

call: 0113 345 5060

Manchester, Queen Street
Freedom Care Clinics
Same Day Doctor
28 Queen St
Manchester
M2 5HX

call: 0161 503 5656

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