Headaches are a debilitating condition that can profoundly affect the quality of life. They are a common ailment affecting around 65% of the population. Frequently they are caused by whiplash, joint or muscular dysfunction in the neck, poor posture, stress and increases in tension.
If you are looking for treatment and self management techniques – Physiotherapy can assist in the management of headaches and migraines by addressing musculoskeletal dysfunction in your neck, upper back and shoulders.
At Neutral Bay Physiotherapy our Physios have had further training in assessment and management of Cervicogenic headaches.
Our Physiotherapist will be able to accurately assess and diagnose whether your neck is causing your headache and the various components of these types of headaches can be successfully addressed through treatment.
Some of the physio treatment techniques that may be used are:
- Mobilisation of stiff joints
- Massage of tight muscles
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening for weak muscles
- Heat treatment
- Dry needling
At Neutral Bay Physiotherapy we will also discuss further preventative measures that may include; postural and ergonomic advice, correct pillow selection and workstation setup.
Headaches do not have to be something that you live with on a day to day basis, so consult your Neutral Bay Physio to discuss how you can prevent these from occurring.