A headache is an almost universal experience; most of us have some kind of headache at some time in our lives. In general terms, migraines are experienced as a headache with moderate severity usually on one side of the head and occurring with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise. Our Work-Fit’s Team of Health Professionals are experienced in treating the underlying problem that results in headaches and migraines. We are certified in acupuncture, which has been proven to relieve headaches and migraine pain.
In simple terms, your neck joints can cause neck headaches or pain if they are either too stiff or move too much (unsupported by weak muscles) or are locked in an abnormal joint position (locked facet joint or poor posture).
Once your neck joint becomes stressed and painful, the pain signals are referred to your head, and you start to feel a headache or in some cases, face pain! Your Physiotherapist and Chiropractor at Work-Fit is an expert in the assessment and correction of neck joint dysfunctions that result in headaches. Their professional diagnosis and treatment is essential for headache/migraine sufferers.
Migraines usually last from 4 to 72 hours and in most cases there are no symptoms between attacks. Certain factors are involved in triggering an attack in those predisposed to migraines. These are usually called “trigger factors” and can include lifestyle, and hormonal changes.
In our experience, finding the primary source of your headache or migraine is the key to successful management and alleviation of your pain/symptoms.
• Most headache and migraine patients have significant neck involvement which can be clearly demonstrated during an assessment and treated.
• Treatment of neck disorders may include manual therapy, postural and movement re-education, massage therapy, acupuncture and ergonomic correction.
• 80% of our patients have experienced significant improvement in their symptoms.