Do you suffer from tension headaches and debilitating migraines that interrupt your life and leave you in a world of pain? The World Health Organisation reports that “at least 1 in 20 people suffer from some form of headache every day.” There are many different types of headaches, however Tension headaches and migraines are the
most common.

Common Causes of Headaches and Migraines:
It’s All in Your Neck

Headaches present in many different forms including, tension headaches and migraine often caused by neck dysfunction. These headaches can affect various parts of the head and eyes in the form of pain, or other symptoms such as visual and balance disturbances as well as nausea.

Headaches or migraines caused by problems in the neck are often referred to as ‘Cervicogenic Headache’.

This is usually due to:


Impaired movement of the upper three vertebrae of the neck


Increased sensitivity of the nervous system at the base of the skull

How We Can Help:

Your session commences with a comprehensive examination to gather your medical history and evaluate your neck, encompassing both joints and muscles, along with other pertinent structures. This initial assessment aids in pinpointing the potential origins of your headache.

Subsequently, we tailor the most suitable treatment approach for you, which may encompass a variety of methods, including:

  1. Mobilization of the neck joints.
  2. Soft tissue massage.
  3. Stretching and range of motion techniques.
  4. Postural guidance and customized exercises.

Additional techniques, such as dry needling, taping, and electrotherapy, may also prove beneficial in your case. Importantly, the selected technique is individualized to address your specific type of headache.

Number of Treatments Required

Most patients experience a reduction in symptoms after 5 treatments, during which time we will teach you the technique for self-management. Managing the pain on your own is an essential part of reducing reoccurrences. We’ll teach you specific exercises for headache relief that relate directly to improving the mobility of the upper vertebrae of the neck