Headaches and migraines are one of the most common ailments in India. Taking painkillers to relieve the headache is only a temporary option of headache management. Headaches can occur due to a variety of reasons for instance stress, poor posture, accidents, medications, dietary irregularities.
Cervical headaches are typically described as a constant dull ache. They can be unilateral or effect both sides. Sometimes patients describe the headache as a pulling or gripping feeling, just like a tight band around the head. Often the headache is felt at the base of the skull and spreads to the front of the head, to the temple area or over and behind the eyes.
The onset is typically gradual and may slowly get worse over time, being present for days, weeks even months and sometimes there may be a history of an trauma or repetitive trauma associated with work or sport.
Headache Management Physiotherapy
We need not resor to painkillers for headaches. At Sterling Clinic we take a detailed history and checkout for potential headache triggers to figure out the cause of headache. Addressing any musculoskeletal dysfunction in neck, upper back and shoulders, physiotherapists can help relieve headache and migraine symptoms. Common preventative measures include postural, sleeping and ergonomic advice as well as any necessary targeted exercises.