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Can physio help with headaches?

A headache is a common condition that all of us will suffer from at some point in our lives.  There are various reasons why we may get a headache and can sometimes be difficult to diagnose the cause.

However, it is known that many headaches can contribute to the structures of your neck.  For many, when a headache starts it is often felt in the top of the neck and as the pain gets worse it may spread to the back of your head, temples, forehead or even above your eyes.  These are called cervicogenic headaches.

The following points suggest that your headache could be bought on by your neck

  • Headache eased by pressure to the base of your skull
  • Headache which persists even after your doctor has checked for other causes
  • Headache associated with neck pain
  • Headache that is bought on by staying in the same position for a long period of time

Other reasons why your headache could be persistent

  • Family history
  • Drinking caffeine
  • Poor/lack of sleep
  • Hormonal in balance
  • Bad posture
  • Changes in weather

How can a physiotherapist help with my headaches

When you see your physiotherapist for your initial appointment, they will do a full examination and assessment to determine if your neck is what is causing your constant headaches. 

Some of the techniques used by a physiotherapist to help you are

  • Manipulation
  • Functional and rehabilitation exercises
  • Assessment of your posture
  • Mobilisation of the joint muscles in your neck
  • Acupuncture or dry needling

Your physiotherapist will help reduce the stress and tension affecting your neck muscles, and help improve your posture and strength at the same time.  They will also help you restore mobility in your neck, getting you back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

If you or a loved one are suffering from ongoing headaches, please call Home Physio Group on 020 7096 0684 to talk to our friendly and professional staff who can help answer any questions you may have.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you