Is Your Head A Pain In The Neck!
There are many causes of headaches. Most commonly, people experience headaches due to a dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system in the neck or jaw region. This dysfunction typically results in muscle imbalances in the neck. Other factors such as stress, weak neck muscles and poor posture can also contribute to these muscle imbalances. Headaches can vary in their location and intensity. You may experience pain that begins in the base of the skull and radiates down the mid-back or up into the forehead or eye region.
The physiotherapists at TSL Physio will provide you with education regarding the nature of your headache and strategies to avoid making it worse. You may also be treated with various therapeutic modalities such as laser, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and acupuncture. These modalities help to reduce inflammation and pain as well as improve circulation. You will also be shown various exercises to stretch or strengthen the appropriate muscles, stabilize the joints and correct the muscle imbalances. Your physiotherapist will also likely apply various manual therapy techniques that will also assist with pain control and muscle relaxation.