Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Osteopathic Headache Treatment


At Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane, we are often asked, ‘can headaches be treated by an osteopath?’ The answer is yes. Most headaches, whether tension headache, migraine, sinus headache or posture related, are caused by tight muscles.Headache_Osteopathic_sml

Our muscles work as a system, attached to each other and to our skeleton – including our skull – so it makes sense that headache pain may be caused by something not working quite right elsewhere i.e. lower in the body (think neck, upper back).

Is headache pain stopping you from enjoying life?

Osteopaths at Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane see patients with headache pain every day. Headaches can be devastating to your lifestyle. Nobody wants to say, “I can’t…” because of chronic or recurring headaches. In just a few sessions with an osteopath you will experience some relief, so you don’t have to miss out on life.

Our approach is to take a detailed case history to identify the cause of your particular headache pain. Osteopathy treats the whole body, if something is out of alignment at the bottom of the body it can reoccur as neck pain, headache or upper back pain. A realignment of your whole body can assist with this type of chronic headache treatment, including:

  • Tension headache
  • Sinus headache
  • Postural headache
  • Migraines
  • Cervical pain
  • Stress related and
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) jaw pain.
"Our aim is to provide headache relief, quickly", Dr Emma Kopcikas

What you can expect for headache treatment

We see patients looking to relieve all types of tension, sinus, postural, chronic migraine and headache pain. Patients will receive hands-on treatment in their initial session, and it is common to experience some relief after one or two sessions, but everyone is different!

Our aim is to provide relief from acute pain as quickly as possible – long term reprieve is often only achieved after three to six treatments, but when headaches are stopping you from doing the things you love like enjoying time with family, friends or being productive at work it’s worth taking that time to see an osteopathic doctor who is experienced in relieving headache pain. For example, to maintain good posture, we extend through your back permitting shoulders to roll back instead of stuck forward, then we loosen up all the tense muscles that are pulling up through the neck causing your headache pain.

After pain relief is achieved we then work on calming down the nervous system and assisting patients to identify stressors and tactics to remove them.

We collaborate with our acupuncturist, naturopaths and remedial massage therapists to co-care in these situations. We can help educate and provide methods to correct postural habits to provide sustained relief.

Rebates for Osteopathic Treatment

Most health funds give rebates for Osteopathic treatments.  If you have a chronic health condition, especially a musculoskeletal condition, ask your GP about the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme, where you can be eligible to receive medicare rebates for your Osteopathic treatments when referred by your GP.


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