If you are experiencing as dull ache situated at the back of your head, temple region or behind the eyes it is likely you are suffering form a cervicogenic headache.
This type of headache is the most common, it originates from the neck specifically the upper cervical facet joints and suboccipital muscles. Headaches can be very debilitating if not treated, our clients often say how much it negatively affects their home and work life.
We don’t just relieve headaches but will prevent then reoccurring!
At ECMP our Physiotherapists have a wealth of clinical experience in treating headaches, we use clinically proven techniques and are able to provide relief quickly. We place an emphasis on the assessment process to identify the type of headache our client is experiencing.
In cases of cervicogenic headaches we focus treatment on removing irritation on the upper cercvial nerve. This can be achieved through correcting joint alignment, improving mobility of stiff joints, and releasing tight neck muscles. Other management strategies we use to relieve pain and prevent re-occurrence is to address posture, assess ergonomics, deep flexor strengthening and therapeutic exercise.
Are you experiencing these symptoms?
- Dull ache at back of the head, temporal region or behind eyes
- Tightness and pain in the neck
- Symptoms on one side of the head
- Tension and pain at the jaw
- Movement of the neck may worsens the headache
- Sustained neck postures worsens the headache
- Light-headedness or dizziness and decreased concentration
- Gradual onset of symptoms
- At times may get pins and needles into upper back or into shoulder
If you have one or more of these symptoms it is likely you a suffering from a cervicogenic headache, we can help you!