As one of Melbourne’s leading tension headache treatment clinic in North Melbourne; we provide care to those in the Melbourne CBD and to all local residents and surrounding communities including Carlton, Parkville, Kensington, West Melbourne and Docklands.
WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON HEADACHE?
A tension headache is the most common type of headache in adults. About 90% of women and 70% of men will experience tension headaches. They are most common in middle aged people in there 40’s.
A study done on children and adolescence on the occurrence of different types of headaches, in 2004, showed out of the 463 of the cases 57 (18%) had recurring tension headaches.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TENSION HEADACHES?
- Dull, aching head pain
- The sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head
- Tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles
- Occasionally, loss of appetite
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF TENSION HEADACHES?
A tension headache is generally a diffuse, mild to moderate pain that’s often described as feeling like a tight band around your head. Its causes aren’t very well understood.
- Depression and anxiety
- Poor posture
- Working in awkward positions or holding one position for a long time
- Jaw clenching
HOW CAN WE HELP WITH TENSION HEADACHE TREATMENT?
Your Osteopaths, & Remedial Massage may recommend a number of different exercises, such as swimming and Pilates, which relieve pressure on the nerve whilst strengthening the structures of the back, hip and legs which will provide long term relief.
They will also recommend occupational changes, such as standing up to stretch at certain intervals if you work at a desk job.
Manual therapy methods may also be effective for reducing the pressure on the sciatic nerves; gentle stretching, mobilisation and manual manipulation may be utilised.New Patient Offer