Preston Physiotherapist Discusses Neck Pain & Headaches

Headaches appear as pain in the head, in or around the eyes or ears and behind the back of the head. There are many different types of headaches, and many different causes. The most common types of headache seen by Preston Physiotherapists at Physical Healthcare is a tension headache or cervicogenic headache.

When treating a headache most people will reach for pain killers. Traditional headache pain relief typically comes from paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen. However, persistent headaches or chronic head pain may require an alternative treatment from the physiotherapists in Preston at Physical Healthcare. Many people are turning to therapies or remedies that will complement, or even replace, conventional treatments for their headache. Physiotherapy is one such therapy that can help with headaches.

What are the causes of headaches?
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 in Preston can help solve these problems and put a stop to the associated headaches.

preston physiotherapy headacheHeadaches 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 Preston 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 with to our Preston Physiotherapy Practice . 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 scull (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.

Your Preston Physiotherapist will also provide postural and ergonomic advice if this is outlined to be a contributing factor. Implementation of a specialised neck pillow may also be provided as well as other preventative measures. A thorough examination using spinal analysis and XRays from your Physical Healthcare Physio in Preston,will assist in identifying the real cause of your headaches so that a treatment can be found to stop your headaches from coming back!

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