Suffering from recurring headaches & nothing’s working to stop them? Auckland’s Cairnhill Physiotherapy could help you banish them for good. More info here!
If there’s one thing everybody has in common, it’s that we’ve all experienced the annoyance of a headache. Anything from a hangover, lack of sleep or stress can bring one about.
Thankfully, they rarely linger more than a few hours and will respond to a paracetamol tablet or two. Unfortunately, there are a few people who are less lucky. Some people suffer debilitating, frequent headaches with no discernible cause or cure. Nobody wants to be popping painkillers all day. So what can you do when you’ve visited your GP, and they can’t pinpoint a cause or solution? People in this situation might find relief at their nearest physiotherapist’s clinic.
Time To Go To The Physio
Recurring headaches that don’t respond to conventional treatment are usually caused by physical tension, neck strain or sinus issues. These types of headaches can last over two weeks and in more severe cases, up to six months. If you’ve been to your GP and still haven’t found any relief, it’s time to make an appointment with your physio. You’ll be happy to know that physiotherapists have been banishing recurring headaches for years, using various forms of manual therapy and exercises.
What To Expect
A physiotherapist visit starts with an assessment of your posture, medical history, lifestyle and sleeping patterns. They’ll then prescribe a combination of massage, lifestyle changes, manual therapy and acupuncture for relief. They might also recommend changing your diet and prescribe some exercises to improve your sleep patterns and stress levels.
To tackle the root cause of your headaches, you may need to improve your muscle performance. Often headaches are caused by tightness in the neck, tensions or muscle spasms. Physiotherapy treatments will ease joint or muscle stiffness, increasing neck mobility. They will also stretch, loosen and relax your muscles. You should start experiencing relief after a few sessions.
Recurring headaches are difficult and frustrating to live with. Why should you let it affect your work, social life, sleeping patterns and well being? With physiotherapy, you can say goodbye to chronic pain and medication. If you’re in Auckland, come and book an appointment with us at Cairnhill Physiotherapy. Our qualified and experienced physiotherapists are able to assess and treat your recurring headaches and help you on the path to wellbeing. Call us today to make an appointment.