For neck physio in Auckland, come to us . At Cairnhill Physio, we can relieve all sorts of neck-related aches and pains, and that includes cervicogenic headaches. Cervicogenic means “coming from the neck”, and it could be the cause of those ongoing headaches you can’t seem to get rid of.
In medical terms, the upper parts of your neck actually refer to the articulation of your heand and neck. These can cause headaches as well as a range of other troublesome symptoms including nausea, dizziness, nausea, and even visual disturbance. These are issues you obviously want to resolve and that’s where neck physio can help.
Cervicogenic headaches can occur after an injury, with whiplash being a common one. Or it can simply be a case of slouching for long periods at a computer, with that poor posture we Kiwis are renowned for. And quite a few people complain of cervicogenic headaches after driving on a long journey – another frequent reason behind this type of headache.
Cervicogenic headaches are usually felt in just one side of the head but can switch from side to side. It is common to feel neck or shoulder pain or stiffness prior to the headache coming on, but this is not always the case. As such, some people find it hard to believe that their headache is related to what’s happening in their neck. The headaches can last for several hours or even days and modern painkillers are rarely effective in treating them. That’s why neck physio is a very good option to explore.
Because many people don’t make the connection between neck issues and constant headaches, they discount neck physiotherapy as an effective way to finally cure that sore head! That’s a shame because at Cairnhill Physio we have diagnosed and treated many cervicogenic headaches and given our clients a whole new lease on life. We use a variety of treatments ranging from various joint and soft tissue mobilisations, taping techniques and even acupuncture, backed up with at-home exercises. To see our clients being able to ditch the painkillers and enjoy much-wanted relief from their debilitating headaches is one of the big rewards of our job, and that’s why we’re keen to help others out of this painful predicament.
So, if regular headaches are a bugbear for you, and you just can’t seem to get rid of them, come to Cairnhill Physio and we’ll see if that pain in the head has more to do with a pain in the neck. With plenty of onsite parking, and a convenient location close to Newmarket and Mt Eden, we’re well placed to help. Contact us today to make an appointment,