Physiotherapy For Migraines and Headaches

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Migraines and headaches are a very common condition that affects at least one out of every seven persons worldwide. Many individuals assume that this is a common occurrence and don’t take it seriously. However, chronic headaches or migraines can not only be painful, but they can also impair your ability to function and affect your work.

We can help you overcome headaches/migraines, so you can think clearly, do your daily activities and stop worrying about those annoying pains.

There are many reasons that can cause headaches. Hence, it’s a good idea to look at the problem from different perspectives.

As mentioned above, there are many reasons for having headaches such as:

  • Muscle dysfunction
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Muscle tension
  • Combination of these factors

Alleviating these problems will improve not just your headaches but also your entire quality of life and range of motion.

It’s essential that your physiotherapist takes into account all of the factors that affect your overall health and musculoskeletal condition so that you can begin to regain control of your neck and tension headaches.

People who suffer from headaches face a number of challenges, including poor quality of life, and disturbed sleep.

Physiotherapy can help you treat and prevent headaches caused. We’re extremely delighted in assisting with the treatment of headaches without the use of drugs or medications. Besides, we identify the root cause of your headache which will help us create a personalised treatment plan for you.

Treatments at Doveston Health may include a variety of various hands-on modalities, as described below:

  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Postural advice
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Dry needling and acupuncture

Besides these, we also provide customised diet plans and exercises you can do in your own space.

Types of Headache:

Headaches Caused by Tension:

The most common type of headache is a tension headache, which affects two out of every three Australians at some point in their lives. Tension headaches are connected with muscle tightness in the head, neck, or jaw.

There are many reasons that can cause tension headaches such as physical and mental stress, referred pain in the head, poor posture and muscle strain in the back, shoulders, and neck.

Headaches caused by poor neck movement:

In the upper neck and back of the head, there are numerous pain-sensitive structures. These structures – including the lining of the spinal cord, joints, tendons, cervical nerves, and surrounding muscles – can cause pain.

Clusters Headaches:

Cluster headaches are one of the most severe types of headaches. Symptoms include intense pain in, behind, or around the eye on one side of the head, nausea, vomiting, and light and sound sensitivity.

Although the exact cause of cluster headache is unknown, it is believed that genetics and environmental factors may play a role.

What Can Physiotherapy Do for You?

Physiotherapy helps you alleviate headaches by targeting all of the factors that contribute to your headache and migraine. However, simply relaxing tight muscles and stretching stiff neck joints will not be enough to treat the root cause of headaches. A proper examination and treatment plan is key to find and treat headaches. A licensed physiotherapist will examine your posture and muscular endurance, as well as evaluate your fitness, sleep, stress level to identify the type and the exact cause of headache.

Once the cause of your headache has been identified, a licensed physiotherapist will begin a treatment to relieve its symptoms and treat the root cause of the pain.

Contact Doveston Health Now

If you’re suffering from headaches or migraines then do contact Doveston Health now. We’re serving Morayfield and Gold Coast community for over 11 years.

Book your appointment now to visit our state-of-the-art facility.

Our physiotherapists and staff are friendly and willing to help you in each stage of your treatment.

Call now or have a quick walkthrough of our Gold Coast Physio Clinic to learn more about us.

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