Headaches & Migraines in Leigh-on-Sea & Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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Headaches & Migraines

We offer therapies for headaches and migraines in Southend-on-Sea, Essex at The Body Matters. Therapy for these is available from our clinic based in Leigh-on-Sea, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. We also offer telephone & online support and remote consultations. 


Types of Headache

  • Tension-type headache
  • Migraine
  • Cervico-genic headache
  • Trauma/Concussion induced headache
  • Neuralgias.
  • Thunderclap/Cluster Headaches

Above, is a list of the types of headaches seen in society. It is important to understand differences in the nature and presentation of symptoms of headaches in order to meet certain diagnostic criteria and therefore offer appropriate treatment or management advice.

Statistically, 90% of headaches suffered in society are tension-type headaches. These are generally benign, in that there is no insidious pathology behind the symptoms other than physical tension in muscles around the head and neck.

Migraines are more complicated as there are usually vascular, neurological, nutritional or hormonal imbalances that initiate symptoms, so may require medical investigation to identify possible triggers and develop the best management.

Cervico-genic headaches, like tension-type, have an anatomical basis to the onset of headache. In this case, there is a problem with the neck. It can be muscle or joint issues or even a nerve impingement, but when nerves have impinged, there will be cross-over of symptoms with the next category of headaches known as neuralgias.

Neuralgias can affect any nerve in the body and essentially translates as nerve pain. When nerves around the head and neck are affected then symptoms will mainly manifest around the head and neck and thus, they are in our list of types of headache. 

The most severe headaches are thunderclap and cluster headaches. These types of headache are not generally seen in musculoskeletal clinics as patients will probably be at A and E or present to their GP at the very least. The pain is extreme in intensity and comes in sudden waves or clusters of head and facial pain.

Therapies for Headache & Migraine

With an anatomical basis (muscle, connective tissues,  joint or nerve) to the types of headache you may be suffering, there will more likely be help available with manual therapy and massage therapies, but also the advice you can get from our therapists at The Body Matters can offer some self-efficacy, to help better manage potential triggers yourself.

Remote Consultations Available

We continue to offer remote consultations (if required) to provide our services without physical interaction. Read our COVID-19 update for more information.


Make an enquiry

Call The Body Matters on 01702 714968 for more information about therapy for headaches and migraines in Southend-on-Sea.

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Opening times

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We are open weekdays and Saturdays, with early morning and evening appointments available on request. We offer remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction. We would love for you to continue using our services during this period.

To book an appointment phone 01702 714968 or click here to email