Migraine Treatment In Guildford Kinesis Clinic

Migraine Treatment In Guildford

Effective Osteopathic Care

That determines the root cause of your symptoms and develop a plan to relieve them…

Common causes of Migraines

In addition to treating the causes of migraines, osteopaths can also provide relief from migraine symptoms such as nausea, light sensitivity, and fatigue. Here are six common causes of cervicogenic headaches:

  • Muscle tension: One of the most common causes of migraines is muscle tension, especially in the neck and shoulders. This can be due to poor posture, stress or injuries. An osteopath can help release this tension through manual techniques such as soft tissue massage and stretching.
  • Neck and spinal misalignment: Neck and spinal misalignment: Misalignments in the neck and spine can put pressure on nerves and blood vessels, leading to migraines. Osteopaths can use gentle adjustments to realign these structures and alleviate the symptoms.
  • Jaw problems: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, also known as jaw problems, can cause headaches and migraines. Osteopaths can address this by manually manipulating the jaw muscles and joints, as well as providing exercises to improve jaw function.
  • Poor circulation: Migraines can also be caused by poor circulation, leading to reduced blood flow to the brain. Osteopathic techniques such as massage and joint mobilisation can help improve circulation and alleviate migraines.
  • Hormonal imbalances: Fluctuations in hormones can trigger migraines in some individuals. Osteopaths can work with the endocrine system to restore balance and reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
  • Stress and anxiety: Emotional stress and tension can also contribute to migraines. Osteopaths can incorporate techniques such as relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and counselling to address these underlying causes.

Treatment Summary

Treatment

The osteopath will use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

Number Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.

Rehabilitation

We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

Migraines explained

Migraines are a form of headache that can be severe and debilitating. They usually present as a throbbing or pulsing pain on one side of the head, but can also affect both sides. Migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to several days, and may also be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and dizziness.

The exact cause of migraines is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve a complex interaction between the brain, blood vessels and nerves. It is thought that changes in the levels of certain chemicals in the brain can trigger a reaction in the nerves and blood vessels, leading to inflammation and pain.

Migraines can significantly affect our daily lives, as they can be debilitating and interfere with work, school, and social activities. They can also cause emotional distress, as the pain and other symptoms can be overwhelming and difficult to manage. Chronic migraines can also lead to a reduced quality of life and impact mental health.

How does an Osteopath treat Migraines?

Osteopaths use a hands-on approach to diagnose and treat migraines. They will first conduct a thorough assessment to identify any potential underlying causes of the migraines, such as muscle tension or structural misalignments. Based on this assessment, they will develop an individualised treatment plan that may include a combination of techniques.

One of the primary goals of osteopathic treatment for migraines is to address any tension or misalignments in the body that may be contributing to the condition. This can involve soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, and spinal adjustments to help release tension and realign structures.

In addition, osteopaths may also provide guidance on lifestyle modifications, including stress management techniques and exercises to improve posture and reduce muscle tension.

How long does it typically take to recover from Migraines with Osteopathic care?

The recovery time from migraines with osteopathic care can vary depending on the individual and the severity of their condition. Some individuals may experience immediate relief after just one session, while others may require ongoing treatment for several weeks or months.

It is important to note that osteopathy does not offer a quick fix for migraines, but rather aims to address the underlying causes to provide long-term relief. As such, it is recommended to continue with regular osteopathic appointments and follow any recommended exercises or lifestyle modifications for optimal results.

Additionally, some individuals may find that their migraines improve significantly with osteopathic care but may still experience occasional episodes. In these cases, osteopaths can provide techniques and guidance on how to manage and reduce the severity of these episodes.

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Keeping people active and pain free in Guildford
Jason treated a debilitating back injury that had left me in pain for more than a year. Prior to this, I had seen every specialist going and nothing seemed to be working, I had almost given up hope that it would ever get better. I am so glad that I came here on recommendation, as I am now almost completely pain free and can manage any twinges at home with the exercises provided.Jason was very well informed and knowledgeable, able to explain everything very clearly and talked me through treatment and what to expect every step of the way. He used a mixture of laser therapy, dry needling and manipulation and sent follow up exercises, amending my treatment plan as time went on - a completely tailored service that was adapted to my personal recovery. I felt in completely safe hands and couldn’t believe that finally, after such a long time I was seeing progress.If you’re considering seeking treatment and have tried lots of different avenues to no avail, I highly recommend giving this a try, I’m so glad that I did. The difference it has made to my day to day life is unbelievable, and I’m extremely grateful!
Lily Csombor
Lily Csombor
1717479382
Five years ago I had spinal surgery following a fracture. Whilst relatively successful giving a better range of movement initially, by year three years post op intense pain had returned. I could not walk very far and only with the support of a cane.On recommendation, I booked an appointment with Barry Harpur at Kinesis Clinic in October 2023. The scar from my spinal operation is approximately eight inches long and was, in Barry's word's, like concrete. No wonder I couldn't move much.Under his care and more recently Zaneta Kwiecien, things have much improved. Zaneta has a special interest in scar tissue and has worked hard on mine, additionally giving me exercises to improve my core and general mobility and introduced me to acupuncture which I believe has been beneficial.My mobility has much improved and the scar tissue itself has improved so much that it no longer restricts my ability to bend. I only wish I had attended the clinic sooner.Today I spent four hours walking around RHS Wisley Gardens, without once resorting to the support of my cane. It is difficult to express how this feels and how grateful I am to the Kinesis Team for getting me this far in improving both my physical and mental health. I have had a particular walking goal for the last three years, and I know that this year I will achieve it.I would encourage anyone with scar tissue that has an adverse affect on health and mobility to consider a consultation at Kinesis Clinic
Chris Costa
Chris Costa
1712779072
I injured myself weightlifting and my backpain was waking me up and preventing sleep. Jason was fantastic, very professional, calm and great at explaining everything he was doing and why, which made me feel very comfortable and literally 'in safe hands'. He not only manipulated the injured area but also used a laser therapy which felt amazing. He kept the exercises I needed to do at home simple, and sent a video for future reference. Having had an awful experience of another osteopath who literally sat behind his desk, lectured me and did nothing re actually treating my injury beyond a few at home exercises, Jason and Kinesis were brilliant. The pain gradually got better and now I simply come in for a top up if anything tweaks.I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Sally Davis
Sally Davis
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Six years ago I fell out of a raft whilst white water rafting, bouncing over some rocks I cracked some vertebrae.The following year having fallen again I started to have severe pains in my hip and leg making it painful to walk.Over the next years I tried all sorts of treatment, painkillers, injections and manipulation. Nothing seemed to work and I was beginning to give up.In October last year a friend suggested I try once again with a practice in Guildford called Kinesis Clinic.I made an appointment for an initial assessment and met Miss Zaneta Kwiecien. Having been assured that something could be done to lesson the pain I booked for treatment to begin.I could not believe it but after just a few sessions I began to feel an improvement. Now months on I walk my dogs for a hour or more a day with only a little discomfort and some days NO pain.The mixture of laser, aquapuncture, manipulation and most important designed exercises has changed my life.Many, many thanksRobin Gardner
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I came to Zaneta with severe lower back pain and symptoms of sciatica. She was able to quickly diagnose the root cause as weakness stemming from pregnancy and labour. The treatments provided significant relief from the pain and she has been equipping me with functional exercises to improve strength and ensure that it doesn't flare up again. I've been amazed by the results so far, Zaneta has been fantastic.
Hannah E
Hannah E
1700852974
I cannot recommend the Kinesis Clinic highly enough. Earlier this year I came to Barry on the recommendation of my son for muscle pain in different areas of my body. To date he has worked a miracle and seem to be relatively pain free. Throughout this process I have tried other practitioners and none compare with Barry and his in depth knowledge. One of the most impressive things is the knowledge of his individual patients and the attention he gives you. I must also add that Lucy on reception is a real asset and is always willing to help in any way for the benefit of the clients.
Maureen kulik
Maureen kulik
1700686071
There's simply no one better than Kinesis. If you're looking for an osteopath, you've found the answer! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Marc Gorman
Marc Gorman
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I had been in pain for 7 years and thought that was what life had to be like, and then I found Barry! He worked out immediately what my issue was (a long list of people had failed!!) and in one session reduced my pain significantly. Over 4 sessions he has made significant progress on my hip and shown me what the plan is going forward. Finding Barry literally changed my life and I couldn't be more grateful to him.
Ellie Apperly
Ellie Apperly
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I went to see Barry for rehab after fracturing my spine. He’s an excellent Osteopath, taking time to understand the issues, and provide the right treatment and a tailored home exercise program. His YouTube exercise videos are also very helpful to follow. My mobility and strength improved significantly as well as much less discomfort. Thank you Barry!
Tom
Tom
1692120023
I had a reoccurring shoulder dislocation injury due to playing various contact sports and after numerous operations my shoulder was weak, the muscles trembled as I tried to strengthen it. After struggling with it for over 10yrs I went to see Zaneta in the clinic. The main problem for me was the trembling and shaking as I tried to exercise and lack of flexibility. Zaneta used some instrument (big stainless-steel spoon in my non-medical world) to breakdown the scar tissue. After a few weeks my shoulder was unrecognisable. I can now exercise without the shaking, meaning I can strengthen it. Interestingly, I now have a greater range of movement than my ‘good’ shoulder.
Richard Leader
Richard Leader
1692114852
Ms Zaneta helped me a lot, especially when my back was falling apart after pregnancy! Huge thanks!
Ola Dos
Ola Dos
1688457910
Gareth has provided to me a fantastic and very personal service regarding my shoulder and lower back problems. I would thoroughly recommend him – well done
Peter Craig
Peter Craig
1660667097
I can't praise Jason highly enough, I've been seeing him for a few months and he's helped me so much, he's much more than my osteo, he's also a counsellor, business coach and all round great listener.Whenever I leave our session I feel better inside and out.
Susan Walsh
Susan Walsh
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Cannot rate Barry and the clinic higher, I have met everyone there and they are all professional but very friendly. They have been great at fitting me in, supporting me and making me feel like a valued customer. Have recommended to a number of friends that have had the same experience.
Lisa Collins
Lisa Collins
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I am so grateful to the whole team at Kinesis Clinic for all of the treatment I have had with them over the past 2.5 years following an accident. For the past year, Barry has helped me to heal my neck, and the dizziness associated with the injury. I feel that he really cares about his patients' recovery, and has so much wisdom to share. He has helped me to see how my mind and emotions also play a role in recovering, and this has prompted me to change patterns in my life that were worsening my symptoms. His approach to treatment has been gentle, but very effective. I can't recommend Kinesis Clinic enough. Thank you :)
Megan McInnes
Megan McInnes
1632602100
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Barry Harpur

Principal Osteopath

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