Headache Relief WoolgoolgaIs there A Solution?

At The Physio Movement we offer a comprehensive assessment and treatment for headache sufferers. We understand how debilitating this can be and the effect they have on our lives.

Headache disorders are common in today’s society amongst communities all around the world. The World Health Organisation estimates that 47% of the adult populations have suffered a headache in the last year. Within Australia, this is one of the most common illnesses with nearly 15% of Australians using painkillers at any given moment.

Therefore, since this pain are so widespread a lot of us believe they’re just a part of life but at TPM we disagree. Headache disorders are a burden on society in regards to pain, disability, quality of life and financial costs. Only a small amount of head pain is correctly diagnosed or presented to an appropriate clinician. The effects of this pain around the world has been under-recognised, underestimated and under-treated.

In conclusion, a continuous headache is a sign that something is wrong. The consistent use of painkillers to combat the pain is similar to taking off the forewarning light that signals you to a problem with your car! Medication doesn’t cure your pain; it just provides a brief strategy to lower the pain.

Types Of Headaches

Tension headaches and migraines are considered the most common types of headaches. Also, other kinds are sinus, rebound, also in addition to exertion headache.
A commonly presenting headache to TPM is called a cervicogenic headache. This arises from the neck and often associated with neck pain, sustained postures and neck movements. These headaches are usually mechanical in nature.

Causes Of Headaches

Pain can be due to a range of factors including:

  • Tension
  • Bad posture
  • Stress
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Poor mattress and pillow
  • Medications
  • Environmental factors  – powerful smells & pollution
  • Eating habits
  • Poor hydration

Probably the most neglected cause for migraine and stress pain is because of nerve irritation in the upper neck as a result of improperly functioning spinal joints – Physiotherapists refer to this as vertebral dysfunction. Mainly because the nerves of the upper neck supply areas of the scalp and face, irritation to these nerves can naturally bring about headache.

Headache Relief in Woolgoolga

Assessment Of A Headache

Your TPM physiotherapist or Chiropractor will meticulously examine probable pain triggers and conduct a detailed history, orthopaedic, neurological, and nutritional in addition to spinal evaluation to discover the reason for your experiencing pain.

Some diagnostic criteria your TPM physiotherapist or Chiropractor could maybe use include:

  • Restricted neck movements on active movements.
  • Positive findings on manual examination on the upper cervical spine.
  • Decreased strength and endurance in the deep neck flexors.

Furthermore diagnostic testing for instance X-ray or MRI might also be essential. After reaching at a specific diagnosis, your physiotherapy care can begin with lifelong result being a major goal.

Relief From Headache

Physiotherapy and Chiropractic can be an extremely efficient remedy for headaches. Due to restoring proper motion and function to the spinal joints of the neck, your physiotherapist or Chiropractor are able to considerably lessen the existence of nerve irritation and muscle tension helping to minimize the cause of your pain.

Begin living pain free today


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NSW, 2456
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