Experiencing Headache? Brunswick Heads Physio Can help Alleviate Headache Symptoms
Headaches are never a fun experience, especially when the aches and pains linger for days on end. Sometimes this can be accompanied by neck and shoulder pain, nausea and even noise and light sensitivity. As physiotherapists, we can assist you in overcoming your symptoms and getting you back to normal by addressing the underlying cause of your headaches.
Don’t push through a headache, rather schedule a session with Brunswick Heads Physio today – here’s how we can help.
Physiotherapy for Headaches
Persistent headaches can be particularly uncomfortable, but there are many ways Brunswick Heads Physio can help. We can give you the tools and education to manage your headaches, that way you don’t feel like the only relief you have is medication. We are highly trained in Dean Watson’s headache assessment and treatment techniques, and we can confidently diagnose the primary cause before tailoring a treatment plan to suit your needs.
The most common headaches are cervicogenic headaches, meaning the headaches are caused by the muscles and joints in your neck. Through examination we can immediately detect and address any concerns.
Here are a few of the most common issues with the neck which can cause cervicogenic headaches:
- Previous neck injuries
- Muscle Spasms
- Joint Restriction
- Sedentary lifestyle
Reduce your Risk of Cervicogenic Headache
Here are a few helpful tips to reduce your chances of experiencing persistent cervicogenic headaches:
- Practice good posture – Try to avoid prolonged periods of being seated and ensure your neck is in a natural, comfortable position.
- Regular Exercise – Participating in regular exercise isn’t just good for your overall well-being, it also helps to build muscle strength and keep your joints working as they should.
- Manage stress– Try to keep your stress levels to a minimum, if possible, they can increase muscle tension through your neck.
Treatment for Headaches at Brunswick Heads Physio
During your appointment, a member of our team will closely examine you with a view of correcting any discernible issues. No two individuals are the same, so we will need to create a personalised plan which will typically involve joint mobilisation techniques as well as muscle treatment, strengthening exercises and education. We will take the time to ensure you are fully informed about the cause and nature of your headache, as well as the best ways to care for your neck.
If you suffer from a stiff neck, joint mobilisation will help to loosen the neck joint so that you will benefit from pain relief and get your full range of motion back. Further, we may carry out dry needling or massage to help relax your muscles and ease your pain.
We regularly find patients who have weak postural and neck muscles, and this issue can often be addressed through providing strengthening exercises.
Persistent Headaches? Book a Session with Brunswick Heads Physio Today
Don’t let your headache get in the way of enjoying life, schedule a session with the friendly team of physiotherapists at Brunswick Heads Physio today. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience behind us, and we are passionate about helping individuals overcome pain.
Those with headaches linked to neck disorders usually start to notice a measurable improvement in as little as 2-6 weeks. We look forward to working with you soon.