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Headache Treatment Parramatta

Do you suffer from headaches?

Headaches

Headaches are so common these days that a lot of people think it is a normal part of life – which is not true. If you are getting headaches on a regular basis, it is a sign that something is not right. If the bones in the neck are not supporting your head properly, this can affect the nerves, muscles and blood supply to your head resulting in headaches.

Headaches can have many origins: lack of hydration, work / family stress, cold / flu symptoms, blocked sinus, fevers, infections and alcohol. Most common headache cause is a ‘primary headache’, in which the headache results from irritation from the nerves around the head and neck. Muscles tension leading to nerve irritation is thought to be responsible for up to 95% of all headaches. These kinds of headaches are often referred to as stress or tension headaches, and are called ‘primary’ as they are not symptoms of other infections or triggers.

Physiotherapists work directly on the site of pain to restore the normal function of the spine and muscles. Physiotherapists also look for surrounding areas of stiffness, muscles tension or weakness in the neck and head as sites of headache causes. This may include tight muscles in the base of the neck, at the base of the skull, or in the jaw. Using simple massage and mobilisation techniques, Physiotherapists can provide long lasting headache relief. Physiotherapy works by releasing the areas of stiffness around the head and neck, and re-training the spine to prevent further headaches. Removing the causes of spinal stress addresses both the muscle and nerve tension and the resulting headaches. Patients also find advice on posture, ergonomics and sleeping positions beneficial.

Physiotherapy is a simple, non-invasive, and most importantly a long-lasting form of headache relief that benefits all members of the family. You do not need to have current symptoms to reap the benefits of a Physiotherapy session.

Massage

A lot of people choose to get a massage when they are suffering from symptoms. Although massage is a very relaxing way to reduce your symptoms, unfortunately the symptom relief is short lived as it does not address the underlying cause of headaches. As part of your treatment, massage will be incorporated with other techniques to achieve maximal long lasting effects.

Give Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta a call today if you would like to have your headache symptoms looked at.