Headaches and Migraines Treatment with Physiotherapy
Headaches and Migraines Treatment with Physiotherapy

Headaches and Migraines are complex type of pain and difficult to treat.  There are evidence to show that most headaches and migraines are related to neck problems.

Common headaches and migraines that responds well to physiotherapy is known as cervicogenic headache which originates due to pressure or damage to neck. Tension headaches usually begins with neckaches or neck discomfort, and may spread up to back of head, temporal head, forehead or eyes region. Headaches and migraines may be made worse by neck movement or remaining  in a fixed position too long (especially sitting prolonged in front of computer).

Causes of Headaches and Migraines:

– Incorrect posture

– Whiplash injury

– Stress / tension

– Inaqeuate rest or sleep

– Existing neck problems

Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines:

– Intense throbbing pain

– Pain usually unilateral

– Sleeplessness

– Fatigue

– Neckaches or discomfort

How Physiotherapist can help in Headaches and Migraines?

A Physiotherapist can determine if your neck is the cause or contributing factor to headaches and migraines.

Physiotherapy can use a variety of treatments to treat headaches and migraines:

– Mobilisation and manipulation of neck

– Postural correction

– Pain relief treatments eg ultrasound, electrotherapy, heat therapy

– Clinical Massage

– Stress and relaxation program

– Functional rehabilitation exercises

– Ergonomics Consultancy

At heal360 Physioclinic, our therapist will perform a thorough assessment and determine the potential cause of the problem, and will develop the best  management plan for your headaches and migraines