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Headaches and migraines are common conditions that can cause significant discomfort and disrupt daily life. While medication is often used to manage symptoms, physiotherapy offers alternative treatment options that focus on addressing underlying causes and providing long-term relief.
Understanding Headaches & migraines
Headaches are characterized by pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. They can vary in intensity and duration, and different types of headaches may have specific triggers and symptoms. Common types of headaches include tension headaches, cluster headaches, and cervicogenic headaches.
Migraines are a specific type of headache that typically involves severe throbbing pain on one side of the head, often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances. Migraines can be triggered by various factors including stress, hormonal changes, certain foods, or environmental stimuli.
Headaches and migraines can have multiple underlying causes, including muscular tension, poor posture, neck and spine misalignments, or muscle imbalances. Additionally, lifestyle factors such as stress, inadequate sleep, and dietary choices may contribute to their occurrence and severity. Understanding these causes is crucial for effective physiotherapy treatment.
Assessment & Diagnosis
When seeking physiotherapy treatment for headaches & migraines, a thorough assessment and diagnosis are essential. Our qualified physiotherapist will evaluate the individual's medical history and perform physical examinations. This comprehensive approach helps identify the underlying causes and determine the most suitable treatment options.