All of the therapists here at ProActive Therapies regularly treat people complaining of headaches, and see some great results. There are many different causes of headaches, far too many to go into. Of course a small percentage of these can be a sign of a serious medical condition, and so severe and persistent headaches should always be checked out by your GP. But in many cases, headaches are far more innocent.
The most common causes of headaches that we see and treat, are known as ‘tension headaches’ or ‘cervicogenic headaches’.
Tension headaches are usually due to muscle tension in the neck and shoulder region, often due to poor posture and sustained positions. Tension headaches tend to be dull, and vague, difficult to pin-point to any one location.
Cervicogenic headaches are due to an issue in the neck, such as a nerve entrapment or facet joint issue. They tend to be more localised and more intense, often at the back of the top of the head, or behind the eyes.
If you believe you suffer from one of these types of headache, take a look at the images here for further information and advice.