Headaches and migraines are a very painful and unrelenting. Some-days you can feel like your head is just going to explode. The medical world has over 300 different classification of headaches and migraine. Physiotherapists have a different take on the cause of this debilitating pain.
Headaches can be caused from poor mobility in the upper cervical spine (at the base of the skull) and from muscles such as your occipitals, suboccipitals, temporalis and masseter muscles. Tension in these muscles can compress very sensitive nerves in these areas thus causing pain which refers to many places front of your forehead, behind eyes or in your temples.
HOW DO WE TREAT HEADACHES?
Firstly combination of gentle manipulation of the upper cervical joints along with gentle release and activation of other muscle in the region proves to be very effective in the relief and management of acute and chronic headaches and migraines.
This type of manual therapy, coupled with a tailored home exercise program to gentle mobilise the upper thoracic area and stregnthen the deeper neck muscles, results in a significant reduction in symptoms.
All of our treatments are based on the most uptodate and current scientific research.
If you are unsure whether physiotherapy can help please don’t hesitate to avail of our free phone consultation where we can discuss your symptoms further and see if physiotherapy is the right choice of treatment.
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