Migraine treatment

5 Things You Need to Know about Migraines

By Sara Castoldi 

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache on one side of the head. The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities.

Other symptoms commonly associated include: nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound– which is why many people with a migraine want to rest in a quiet, dark room. Some people also occasionally experience other symptoms, including: sweating, poor concentration, feeling very hot or cold, abdominal pain, diarrhoea.

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Migraine treatment

Headaches & Migraines

By Hannah E. Whitcombe 
Finding the correct treatment for your headache will largely depend on what’s causing it, and what type of headache it is. Causes may include sinus congestion, trauma, high blood pressure, pre-menstrual syndrome and, very rarely, tumours or meningitis. However, the majority of headaches are caused by muscle tension or migraines.

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Hannah Whitcombe

Q&A with: Hannah

By Sara Castoldi

Last month I was interviewed as the new osteopath and latest addition to the Osteopathy West London team. This month it’s the turn of our Principal Osteopath, Hannah Whitcombe. Scroll down to read our full Q&A with Hannah…

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scoliosis

Scoliosis: The Lowdown

By Sara Castoldi 

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine twists and curves to the side. The curve, which can increase over time, is usually “S”- or “C”-shaped. Although it’s not a condition many of us are familiar with, it is fairly common and affects people of all ages from babies through to the elderly. The condition most commonly starts in children aged between 10 and 15 years however before the onset of puberty. The condition is also typically more prevalent in girls than boys.

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Understanding Posture

By Sara Castoldi

Having good posture is a crucial component of our lifestyles and can have a significant impact on our overall health as an individual.

From a young age we’re told to ‘sit up straight’ and to ‘stop slouching’. But what actually is good posture and what impact does it have on our bodies?

Well, put simply, good posture is a position that minimises strain on your body. More specifically, good posture is achieved when your ears align with your shoulders and your shoulder blades are retracted. When correct alignment is achieved, stress on your spine is minimised.

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Q&A with: Sara

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

This month we’re very excited to welcome Sara Castoldi to the Osteopathy West London team. Sara is an extremely talented osteopath and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board.

So, what better way to introduce her than with a quick Q&A?!

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