Headaches can be severely debilitating and reduce enjoyment of social events or diminish productivity in the workplace. They are sometimes caused by poor posture, stress, disorders of the neck or unwittingly holding an uncomfortable position for a long time. Tension builds up in the neck muscles resulting in the muscular tightness and joint stiffness, which can lead to headaches.
Sophie is highly skilled at treating the neck pain that leads to headaches and at educating her clients about how to avoid them in the future. If you are unsure about whether or not your headaches are caused by neck pain, please consider this list of common indicators:
- Is it eased by gentle pressure to the base of the skull?
- Is the headache aggravated by neck movement or maintaining a position?
- Is it accompanied by dizziness?
- Does it persist after other potential causes have been discounted?
- Does it always feel worse on one side of your head?
If the answer to any of the questions above is ‘yes,’ perhaps visiting Sophie for a consultation is a wise move. She’ll be able to quickly ascertain if your neck pain is contributing to your headaches and provide a suitable treatment to alleviate your discomfort. An appropriate level of exercise, manual therapy and targeted stretches may form part of an overall strategy to reduce or eliminate the pain long term. Fresh Start Physiotherapy’s range of specialist products may also be able to assist your recovery.
Arrange a meeting with Sophie to discuss your neck pain so she can get you on the road to recovery quickly.