Headache Treatment

Headaches are the third most recorded cause of pain in the world!

There are three main types of headaches, and they all develop from separate causes. To find relief for your headaches, it’s important to know where they are originating.

Tension headaches are the most common and can be caused by repetitive motions or poor neck/head posture that result in straining the ‘dura matter,’ a sensitive membrane that surrounds the brain.

Musculoskeletal headaches develop when there is significant tension on the neck. Common causes are traumatic injury like whiplash, physical imbalances, damage or weakness and even emotional trauma.

Cervicogenic headaches are related to the top three vertebrae of the neck. These headaches may result from arthritis, work strain or concussion. 

While medications can relieve headache pain in the short-term, they don’t address the root cause. Manual therapy treatments that work on the joints, muscles, bones and fascia of the head, neck and supporting structures can help manage chronic pain and reduce the need for medications. Physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and acupuncturists are all qualified to perform physical evaluations to assess and treat the source of your headaches.

For assessment and treatment of headaches, contact a qualified professional in your area.


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