Do you suffer from chronic headaches? Physiotherapist can also solve this problem

Do you suffer from chronic headaches? Physiotherapist can also solve this problem

A persistent headache is a very unpleasant experience we want to avoid as much as possible. But unfortunately, this extremely unpleasant experience can start to recur; fortunately, a physiotherapist can help in these cases.

What causes chronic headaches?

Headaches can be caused by a head injury or biochemical processes in the brain or can originate in spine problems. And problems with the cervical spine are currently one of the most common reasons for headaches. They can be triggered, for example, by poor sitting posture (not only at the computer), constant head tilt or poor posture, weak neck muscles and other causes.

If your headache originates in the spine, it often occurs because the nerves in the area where the neck connects to the head can send signals that cross in the overstressed area when constant exertion occurs. And the brain can then mistakenly evaluate the origin of the pain as being directly in the head. 

Alternatively, after prolonged exertion, micro spasms may appear in the neck muscles, sending pain impulses to the brain. If the problem is prolonged, it can even lead to long-lasting migraines and chronic headaches.

Headaches resulting from injury and those caused by biochemical processes can usually only be stopped by prescription drugs. Unfortunately, these are often migraines of varying severity that only targeted treatment can deal with.

How a physiotherapist can help with headaches

If your headache is coming from a strained spine, a physiotherapist can help. Physiotherapy will use a set of exercises to relax the blocked muscles, reduce the pressure on the congested nerve connections and remove the very cause of the headache. 

If you are unsure whether your headache is coming from your spine, it is still worth seeing a physiotherapist to discuss your situation. It can prevent unnecessary medication.

Our physiotherapists will discuss your situation with you and recommend the appropriate treatment. If your pain is resolvable with physiotherapy treatments, you will develop a plan to work together to eliminate your pain and together prevent the development of recurrent pain and migraines.

Feel free to contact us for more information.