Headaches2019-09-02T09:28:19+00:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Headaches

Headaches can be secondary disorders which originate in the neck due to joint dysfunction or injury. This type of headache is known as a ‘Cervicogenic Headache’. These headaches usually present to one side of the skull and radiate into the back of the head and/or side of the face. Cervicogenic headaches often start as intermittent episodes of pain before progressing to a more constant state. The pain is usually mechanical in nature exacerbated by certain neck movements and/or positions.

Treatment

Your ‘neck headache’ can originate from a variety of musculoskeletal or neurovascular structures in the neck. Dysfunctional muscles, ligaments, and joints in the neck all have the potential to refer painful signals back up the brainstem where it is sometimes interpreted as a headache. A Chartered Physiotherapist will assess the structures of your neck for dysfunction or injury, once the problem areas have been identified they may use any of the following treatment methods to help restore function in the neck: joint mobilisation, joint manipulation, massage, myofascial release techniques, dry needling, acupuncture, corrective exercises, heat therapy, TENS.

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Attended Portobello Physiotherapy Clinic for Lower back pain, physio service was excellent, they were able to explain to me in a clear manner the cause of my pain and what needed to be done to make it better. With a combination of hands on treatment and exercises my back has never felt better. I highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy for anyone suffering with lower back pain.

Anthony Smith Long distance runner

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