What every Headache sufferer needs to know?
Whether it’s a pounding in the temples, a dull throb or shooting pain, headaches are disabling and painful. It affects the quality of life whether it’s at home or work. Regular headaches affect approximately 25% of the female population and 8% of males. (The difference is thought to be due to hormonal fluctuations).
What many people don’t realize is that headaches are generated by the neck, upper back and associated muscles. Specifically areas of greatest concern are the upper 3 joints of the neck and small neck muscles . These muscles refer pain to the base of the skull, to the forehead and into the eyes.
During times of stress, repeated poor posture or hard training levels; the joint and muscles in our upper body tighten and develop increased tension. This in turn leads to poor or restricted movement patterns in the upper back and cervical region generating irritation in pain sensitive structures.
Studies on posture have shown that for every degree of forward head on neck posture it increases the load on the neck joints by roughly 10%.
Given the average human head weighs around 5kg this amounts to an extra 5kg of force being placed on the muscles and joints of the upper neck.
So how can we help you?
Here is our 3 step system to ensure you get rid of your headaches now!
- Expert tailored postural spinal assessment
- Customised hands on mobilization of the joints
- Massage and release of the muscles around your neck.
Call us on 07 3800 3417 and receive a 15 min free consultation with one of our expert Physiotherapists who will tell you exactly where the headaches are coming from and give you a plan of action to get you back on track!