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Headaches can be defined as a pain emanating from the upper neck of the body or the head itself. The pain can arise from the tissues that surround the brain as the brain itself doesn't contain any nerves that give off the sensation of pain.

Headaches are a leading cause into the attendance to a general practice surgery. Headaches are extremely common in any population and affect everyone at some point within their lives. Many people suffer from what is called episodic tension type headaches which can be treated through different modalities.

Tension headaches are a very common problem with the likely explanation that muscles that surround and cover the skull can become tight leading to a build-up of tension. They may also become inflamed after a period of time if not treated. The muscle at the back of the neck that attaches to the back of the skull can become shortened due to bad posture and can lead to tension headaches.

Contributing factors leading to headaches

  • Poor posture
  • Neck muscles stiffness
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Tight muscles
  • Poor sleeping position
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Occupational hazards
  • Stress
  • Excessive slouching and bending forwards

Treatment for headaches

Headaches can be successfully treated through physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists have had great success with their evidence based treatment techniques. They include:-

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Electrotherapy
  • Dry needling
  • Postural realignment
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Exercise to improve strength and flexibility

If you suffer from headaches and would like some further information of would like to speak to one of our specialist physiotherapists then please call us on 07734054192 or send an e-mail to office@sportandspinalphysio.co.uk


Get in touch

We are always happy to answer any questions you might have. Call us on 07734054192 or send an e-mail to office@sportandspinalphysio.co.uk.

Where we work

We are based in Northern Ballet in central Leeds.

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