Headaches are a complex type of pain and there is evidence that a high percentage of headaches are due to problems in the neck structure. Physiotherapy can help solve these problems and put a stop to the associated headaches.
Headaches can be caused not only by dysfunction in the neck region but also by physical and emotional stress and tension. The physical aspect of the headache can be successfully treated by your physio and preventative advice can be given to stop them from coming back!
There are two types of headaches: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Primary headaches are not associated with (caused by) other diseases. Examples of primary headaches are migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by associated disease. The associated disease may be minor or serious and life threatening.
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache that our patients present at Posturepro Physiotherapy Adelaide with. This is often related to pain and tension in the neck region. A disorder of the neck joints or the muscles that connect to the base of your skull (cervicogenic dysfunction) may refer pain into your head; this is because the nerves that are in your neck are also connected to your head and face.