Headaches are an extremely common complaint. They vary in pain intensity, pattern and location from individual to individual. Although they are irritating, the majority of headaches do not require medical intervention.
We understand that headaches can affect a large number of people at some point in their lives. This is why we specialise in offering treatment methods that not only offer comfort and pain relief but also examine the root cause of recurring headaches.
Treatment of cluster headaches and migraines
Drug prescription from a medical practitioner is thought to be the most effective treatment for headaches. However, there are many other non-invasive treatment options available such as:
Applying a cold pack to the head.
Pressing on a prominent artery found in either the front of the ear or on the painful side of the head.
A good night’s sleep.
Alteration of diet.
Reduction of stress.
In the event of a migraine, over the counter painkillers such as aspirin should be avoided as this may intensify the symptoms in the future. Always speak to a medical professional for advice.
Cluster headaches commonly occur in clusters over a period of weeks or months, at approximately the same time of day. Treatment for a cluster headache can include:
Rapid inhalation of pure oxygen through a mask for 5 to 15 minutes is also known to help.
The other main type of headache is called cervical headache. These headaches are caused as a result of dysfunction in the muscles, joints, nerves or fascia in and around the neck region. Pain radiates towards the skull giving the sensation of a steady dull ache. Causes of cervical headache include:
Nerve compression in the between the neck bones.
Abnormal tenderness in the neck tissues-associated with trigger points in certain muscles.
Limited neck range of movement, i.e. ‘stiff neck’.
Discover the right treatment for you
At Hull Sports Massage, we understand everyone feels pain differently. This is why we offer bespoke headache treatment plans to ensure maximum effectiveness and pain relief. For personalised care and therapy, book a free consultation with Ben.