The most common complaints for neck and head include migraine and tension headaches, soreness, stabbing pain, stiffness and limited range of motion in the neck.

Common causes of headaches include:

Injury or trauma from car accidents or sporting injuries, poor posture, repetitive strain, sedentary lifestyle, prolonged sitting hours at a computer work desk or vehicle, whiplash injuries.

Headache symptoms:

  • Genetics
  • Tenderness at the base of the skull and top of the neck.
  • Neck stiffness or mild loss of movement.
  • Your headache pain radiates from the back of the head to the front.
  • Your headache is centred on one side of your head or the other and stays there.
  • When you apply pressure or massage the base of your skull or your neck, the pain eases.
  • Your headache is lessened or heightened by a sustained posture, neck movement, or sleeping on your stomach or with your head turned to one side.

Headache Treatment

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment option for headaches.

Generally, one or more of the following techniques will be used:

  • Mobilisation, to stretch tight muscles and ligaments
  • Functional and Rehabilitative Exercises to build strength and flexibility
  • Postural assessment, correction and advice

Self Help

  • Rest
  • Immobilisation
  • Pain Medication
  • Make an appointment