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Headaches – More than just a pain in the neck

Headaches – More than just a pain in the neck

by Wellbeing Physiotherapy 05/08/2019

I have been working with many clients who complain about headaches. Some of them have been living on painkillers in order to cope with daily activities and work commitments.

Most headaches are mechanical in nature and are related to neck or shoulder problems, they usually improve with appropriate physiotherapy management. However, some persistent headaches may be related to other factors, such as stress or poor workstation setup.

What can cause headaches?

  • Muscular problems or neck stiffness
  • Poor posture in sitting and/or standing
  • Stress, anxiety or depression
  • Dental or jaw problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Dehydration
  • Eye problems
  • Cancer (rare in most cases)

What are some treatment options?

  • Painkillers
  • Physiotherapy
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Dental treatment

If you have any other concerns, talk to your doctor or physiotherapist. Book an appointment through Whitecoat for a chance to win a $5K FlightCentre gift card.

Have a headache FREE day!