Cervical Headaches

WHAT IS IT?

Cervical headaches are one of the types of headaches people experience and between 15-20% of all headaches are thought be cervical in origin. 

WHY A PAIN IN THE NECK?

Nerves that supply much of the scalp, forehead and base of the skull also supply the joints and tissues of the upper neck Therefore: a problem in the upper neck = a headache

WHAT DO I LOOK FOR?

·       Limitations in neck movement.

·       Tenderness and stiffness around the neck.

·       Headache in the base of the neck, base of the skull or frontal head region.

WHAT CAUSES IT?

·       Muscle tension in the neck head and jaw region
Stress.

·       Poor posture especially when working at a desk.

·       Trauma such as a car accident.

·       Poor sleeping position.

WHEN DO I SEE SOMEONE FOR HELP?

Your LifeCare Practitioner will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate management plan.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION see your local Lifecare Practitioner.
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