Possible physiotherapy diagnosis of your head or face pain and relevant treatments:
Headaches affect almost two thirds of the population with the majority of suffers using pain relief tablets
However; there is hope that you do not need to suffer indefinitely. Significant clinical evidence and research confirms that many headaches arise from stiffness in the joints of the upper neck. Booking an assessment at Paragon Physiotherapy may well be the start of your pain free path. We never simply treat the pain, the reason behind the pain is crucial. The initial assessment will pinpoint the reasons behind you pain, followed by a bespoke course of treatment to alleviate it.
It is important that a qualified clinician such as a physiotherapist is consulted for an accurate diagnosis.
The majority of headaches fall in to one of three categories:
- Neck Headache
- Tension Headache
The neck headache is very common and typically occurs due to damaged joints, muscles, ligaments or nerves referring pain to the head. A physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment can relieve the pain and aid in combating future episodes.
Physiotherapy treatments can hasten the healing process and decrease the likelihood of recurrence.
Paragon Physiotherapy will provide for you a complete assessment, ensuring the initial cause of the problem is located, followed by a course of treatment that will both reduce your pain and ensure you have the knowledge to manage / alleviate future problems.
Examples of headache causes:
Neck Fibromyalgia, facet joint pain, tension, whiplash, pinched nerve, muscle strain and TMJ dysfunction
Paragon Physiotherapy provide a range of specialised assessments and treatments which include:
- Ice / heat pack application
- TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
- Kinesio Taping
- Soft tissue mobilization / stretching
- Gentle range of motion (ROM) exercises
- Progressive strengthening exercises
- Postural training
- Athlete-specific training program
- Patient education
- Activity modification advice
- Ergonomic and sleeping advice
- Exercise programmes to improve flexibility, strength and posture
- Joint mobilisation
- Joint manipulation