Struggling with headaches? Our physiotherapists in Newcastle are highly skilled in the diagnosis, treatment, education & prevention of headaches and migraine pain.
If you are one of the 23 million people in the UK who experiences regular headaches, you’ll understand just how debilitating they can be. With their ability to impede work performance, ruin family time, and severely limit sport participation, headaches can severely affect the lives of sufferers. Although they are often unique to each individual, the most commonly diagnosed headaches are tension headaches, migraines, and cervicogenic (neck related) headaches.
For those struggling to cope with regular headaches, physiotherapy can help to provide welcome relief. At Gosforth Physio and Wellness, our expert physiotherapists in Newcastle are highly skilled in the diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention of both headaches and migraine pain.
How Does Physiotherapy for Headaches Work?
It’s important to note that if you are suffering with the sudden onset of a new type of headache, seek advice from your GP to rule out any possible underlying causes. Once you have received a diagnosis of tension headaches or migraines, there are a number of physiotherapy treatment options available to aid recovery and prevent recurrence.
Evidence has shown that physiotherapy can help these types of headaches by using a combination of massage, joint mobilisation, stretching and strengthening exercises. This is because there is a strong correlation between poor posture and tension type headaches, with muscle tightness and imbalances leading to headaches. Physiotherapy can address these postural imbalances, provide stretches for tight muscles, as well as joint mobilisation for neck stiffness.
Acupuncture for Headaches
Additionally, our physiotherapists in Newcastle offer dry needling and acupuncture, which can also be beneficial in in preventing migraines and chronic tension headaches. By focusing on the root cause of your headaches, we will treat your pain quickly so you can move on with your life as quickly as possible.
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To learn more about how physiotherapy can help your headaches, or to enquire about booking an initial consultation, don't hesitate to contact us today.