Neck Pain and Headaches

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Headaches occur due to a variety of reasons. Musculoskeletal causes and other headaches have non-musculoskeletal causes. For example potential causes of headaches may include stress, poor posture, accidents, whiplash, medications, dietary irregularities… We at Sterling diagnose the reasons contributing to the root cause of your headaches. We provide effective headache and neck pain physiotherapy. Taking painkillers for a headache is just a band aid approach and does nothing to prevent any repeat episodes if there is an underlying musculoskeletal contributor to headaches. So although your headache may be relieved by taking painkillers, persistent headaches should always be assessed and an attempt made to establish their origin.

Headaches A Common Condition :

Headaches and migraines can be a debilitating condition and are one of the most common conditions in India. With persistent headaches taking painkillers to relieve the headache is only a temporary strategy of headache management. You shouldn’t need to be consistently resorting to painkillers for your headaches. We take a detailed history and carefully assess potential headache triggers to determine the cause of headache. We Address any musculoskeletal dysfunction in your neck, upper back and shoulders. Using further preventative measures including postural, sleeping and ergonomic advice as well as any necessary targeted exercises. Our approach is to keep you both headache and painkiller free.

Headaches Frequently Require A Multidisciplinary Approach

We help individuals manage their headaches. A strong reason is poor upper cervical posture while seated at work can have on triggering headaches. our experience says there is a strong correlation between poor ergonomic positioning in sedentary occupations such as your classic office worker and headaches. Remember even musculoskeletal headaches may have multiple triggers including tired over worked eyes and grinding your teeth etc.. Frequently patients complaining of persistent musculoskeletal headaches often end up visiting their dentist, having an eye check up as well as visiting their physiotherapist.

Neck Pain Physiotherapy

Neck is a very complex interlocking structure consisting of bones, joints, muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments. The neck must be capable of holding up the weight of your head which weighs in at around 5 kgs. It allows multi-directional movements so it’s no wonder neck pain physiotherapy is commonly required. Headaches are a common symptom of people suffering with neck complaints. Patients frequently experience muscle spasm and muscle ache as well as stiffness and reduced range of motion. Nerve pain originating from the neck is a common reason for people seeking neck pain physiotherapy similar to that of sciatic nerve type pain originating from the lower back region.

If you are experiencing nerve pain, muscle spasm, muscle aches, stiffness, reduced range of motion or headaches. Please visit Sterling , we will help prevent any recurrence.