Headaches are a common problem and affect 87% of the Australian population in a given year. Tension headaches are the most common form of headache.
Headaches can be caused by
- Muscles tension in the neck, upper back and shoulders
- Can be a result of feelings of stress, anxiety or depression
- Prolonged postures sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Change in muscle tension due to a previous injury
- Poor workplace/ desk set-up
- Stiffness in the cervical spine (neck) and thoracic spine (upper back)
- Inappropriate pillow or sleeping postures
The most common symptoms headaches are:
- Constant dull ache, can be situated at the back of the heat, although sometimes can be behind the eyes or temple region, at times can be around the forehead or the ear
- Can be felt on one side or both sides
- Can experience neck pain, stiffness and difficulty turning the neck
- Can cause pain, pins and needles and/or numbness in the upper back, shoulders, arms or hands
- Occasionally can cause dizziness, light headedness, nausea, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), decreased concentration
- Headaches can be dues to numerous underlying factors, if you are having headaches or experience any of the symptoms above make an appointment to see our expert Physiotherapists who will assess and guide you in your recovery.