Is it a headache or a migraine?

Is it a headache or is it a migraine?

Does your headache reach down into your neck? Do you experience dizziness or light headedness with your headache? Does the pain radiate from the back, to the front of your head? If so, your headache, as strong as it may be, may in fact be caused by a problem in your neck. For many people, headaches start as pain or tension at the top of the neck. As this pain worsens, it may spread to the back of the head, the temples, forehead and even behind the eyes, at which point it can be mistaken for a migraine. These types of headaches can result from sitting for extended periods in front of a computer, and triggers include physical and emotional tension. 
A physiotherapist can offer you self-help advice on ways to correct the cause of headaches, such as ergonomic tips for work and in the home; adjusting furniture, relaxation and exercise. Manipulation can be an effective treatment for headache caused by neck problems, but may not be the best option in every situation. After a thorough examination, your physiotherapist will discuss treatment options with you to ensure that your headaches are managed safely and effectively. A consultation with a physiotherapist can provide you with a clear diagnosis and better understanding about what is causing your headache, and provide hands-on treatment and exercise prescription using specific techniques, according to your condition. Let the team at Physio on Brunswick release the pressure with a professional assessment of your headache, and a treatment tailored to alleviate your pain. With late appointments available, call us now to reserve a time after work on 3252 5277. We are located just 10 minutes from Brisbane CBD - just five minutes' walk from Fortitude Valley train station - and offer free parking for the duration of your treatment. 
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