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A headache is a pain in and around the head and neck area which can have several causes. Headaches can affect individuals differently depending upon cause and severity. Physiotherapy can help through different treatment modalities with some causes of headaches. There are different types of headaches including:
  • Migraine
  • Tension headache
  • Hormone headache
  • Cluster headache



Soft tissue massage of the face, head and neck to relieve tension and achingAbove: Soft tissue massage of the face, head and neck to relieve tension and aching



What causes a Headache?



There are many causes of headaches and can differ between different types of headaches. Some of the most common causes of a headache are:
  • Posture
  • Straining eyes
  • Lack of sleep
  • Hormones and oral contraceptives
  • Abnormalities in neck musculature
  • Cervical arthritis
  • Stress
  • Lifestyle (food, drink, alcohol, medications)
  • Over exertion
Some of these causes can be treated with the assistance of a physiotherapist.


Soft tissue massage and mobilisations of the head and cervical spine to relieve pain and tensionAbove: Soft tissue massage and mobilisations of the head and cervical spine to relieve pain and tension



How can Physiotherapy help?



Physiotherapy can help with the cause and symptoms of a headache. Physiotherapist from Physio.co.uk can help by:
  • Investigating lifestyle triggers
  • Assessing the shoulder and neck region for abnormalities
  • Treating cervical arthritis
  • Pacing activities advice

What types of Physiotherapy treatments can be expected for headaches?



The following treatments can be expected dependent upon the outcome of the initial assessment and the judgement of the experienced Physiotherapist:


Soft tissue massage of the had and neck to relieve tension and headachesAbove: Soft tissue massage of the had and neck to relieve tension and headaches



Summary



Headaches can affect a person’s ability to function at their normal capacity due to the symptoms. Some of the causes can be treated by an experienced Physiotherapist from Physio.co.uk. For an expert opinion please contact us or call 0330 088 7800 to arrange an appointment.


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