Headache Trial - with Clifford Lomas
Some of you may know I have a specialist interest in headaches and migraines. For over two years I have been collecting data on the "Osteopathic findings" of people with chronic headaches. In particular I am researching the influence of neck dysfunction on headaches. So far over ninety percent of people I have examined have subtle strains or torsion in their necks which I believe irritate the nerves into the head and contribute to or cause the headaches. If you know of any chronic headache suffers who would be willing to have their neck and upper back examined, please send them along.
In my experience most people who suffer from a lot of headaches also have a neck problem. I did an analysis of 150 patients who have come to me for treatment for their headaches (70 had migraines, 80 had chronic headaches) and overall 94% of them had a distinct upper neck dysfunction i.e. twists and strains in the upper neck vertebrae and muscles. Most suffered from neck pain or stiffness as well as their headache. I found that the majority of these people got benefit from my osteopathic treatment which in particular is aimed at helping to loosen the tight muscles and joints in the neck. This, in turn, helps to take the pressure off the nerves that go into the head and so lessen the headaches. A lot of headaches are actually referred pain from the neck.
For anyone who is not sure whether I can help them,I am offering a free 10-15 minute assessment with no obligation to have a course of treatment. Also for people with genuine difficulty in affording the fees, I do offer 25% discount.