Headaches are very common and unfortunately too many Australians believe that they are a normal part of life and simply resort to using painkillers. Frequent headaches should be viewed as alarm bells that signify something is wrong and constantly reaching for the medication draw is the equivalent to ignoring the check engine light of your car.
Headaches come in many forms, however the most common type of headache seen in office workers and those who use computers are actually referred from the neck (the cervical spine).
These are known as Cervicogenic Headaches.
Signs & Symptoms
What causes them?
Cervicogenic headaches are predominantly caused by spending long hours in front of a computer with poor posture, especially when combined with stress and/or anxiety.
These factors cause tension to develop in the upper neck joints and the surrounding muscles, which can then “refer” pain into the head as the nerves that originate in the neck also supply the face and head.
A common example of this referral mechanism is how people describe left arm pain when experiencing a heart attack.
How can we help?
Are you feeling tired and frustrated of constantly having headaches? Are you sick of having to rely on painkillers to get you through a normal work day? Research shows that physiotherapy is proven to be an effective way of treating headaches.
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