How Osteopathy & Chiropractic Care Help Relieve Chronic Headaches

osteopathy and chiropractic care for headaches

How Osteopathy & Chiropractic Care Help Relieve Chronic Headaches

Suffering from headaches or migraines can be debilitating, affecting your personal and professional life. At Northern Spinal and Sports Injury Clinic, our team of experienced practitioners understand the underlying causes of headaches, and our treatments allow sufferers to take control of their symptoms. Chiropractic and Osteopathic treatments are particularly effective in the treatment of headaches and strive to promote long term, natural recovery.

Osteopathy Care for Headaches

Osteopathy offers a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on the body’s innate ability to heal. When visiting an Osteopath for headache treatment, your practitioner will thoroughly assess your condition, ruling out serious medical causes in the process. 

Osteopathic treatment for your headache may include mobilisation of the joints, massage, or other physical treatments that aim to correct imbalances, and support your body to function optimally. All bodily systems are considered in osteopathic treatment of headaches because they have multiple and sometimes indirect causes.

An osteopathic treatment will consider the function of your joints, connective tissue, internal organs, muscles and circulation, providing a personalised, big-picture approach. The complexity of the body is always considered by an osteopath who will endeavour to remove the symptoms of your headache while treating the true cause.

Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches 

Chiropractic care may assist in eliminating the symptoms of headaches and migraines. At Northern Spinal our team of experienced chiropractors are diversely trained and focus on your whole body health using many modalities from mobilisation to electro therapies to exercise rehabilitation in the treatment of headaches. 

Chiropractic focuses on the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders which are characterised by injury or pain in the musculoskeletal system including the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints and other structures supporting the back, neck or limbs. Often, these imbalances that occur during a neuromusculoskeletal disorder can cause tension and lead to headaches or migraines. Chiropractors are highly experienced in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders and eliminating the structural or functional problems they cause can also remove headache symptoms.

The central nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord. When not functioning optimally, pain including headaches can exist. Neuro Chiro treatment may improve the functioning of your nervous system and consequently reduce your migraine and headache symptoms.

Alongside spinal manipulation our chiropractic team also focuses on extensive lifestyle changes that can be implemented in your everyday life to prevent the occurence of headaches; with many causes being linked to fatigue, poor posture, hormone fluctuations and diet. In combination with improved spinal function, diet changes and stress reductions our patients have seen a reduction in the frequency and severity of their headaches.


At Northern Spinal in Reservoir & Melbourne CBD, there are a number of treatments including osteopathy and chiropractic that may assist to reduce your headache symptoms. Both treatments are non-invasive, drug free and aim to improve function by treating the cause, not the symptoms. Call our Reservoir or Melbourne CBD clinics on 03 9470 1010 today!