It’s essential to be able to tell the difference between a headache and migraine: only then can you find the right solution.
A headache is often caused by the referral of pain from the upper neck, or from general poor posture. The pain should not throb, but rather should feel continuous in a dull and heavy manner.
In contrast, a migraine pain will throb and often shift sides of the head. This is caused by swelling of the blood vessels within the skull, and is often associated with nausea and apprehension to bright light or noise.
As headaches are caused by muscle pain and posture, physiotherapy is an excellent treatment solution. Our treatments ensure that muscle tension and strength is balanced, while enabling nerves to move freely throughout the neck and upper back. If you are suffering from migraines, please get in touch with your GP as you may require medication.