Headaches and neckaches are often a by-product of muscle tightness and joint stiffness through areas of the neck and upper back, and can present for a number of reasons. Most commonly, headaches will be caused by issues such as stress, muscle tightness, workstation set-up (for office workers), poor posture, jaw dysfunction, or as a result of injuries such as whiplash; a common issue following motor vehicle accidents.
Our physiotherapists will use their expertise to accurately identify the source of your headache or neckache and treat it accordingly. They will also equip you with techniques that can be implemented at home, to keep future head and neck aches at bay.
Some of the treatment options commonly employed by Queensland Physiotherapy in treating headaches and neckaches include:
- Core and postural correction exercises
- Joint mobilisations
- Muscular retraining
- Electrotherapy (Ultrasound, TENS etc)