Conditions We Treat

Migraines & Headaches

Do you suffer from migraines or headache and want to stop them affecting your life & the things that you do? 

Migraines & Headaches Treatment Kidderminster

Many people attend our clinic with headaches and migraines. These can be caused for any number of reasons. And it’s the job of your physio to determine the cause of your headaches and to assist with a treatment package that can help resolve your condition and help you sleep at night. 
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Migraines and Headaches Kidderminster

Midlands Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic provides physio care for headache and migraine sufferers and proudly services the Kidderminster, Stourport, Bewdley, Halesowen, Droitwich Spa, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcester, Bridgnorth, Worcestershire and other local communities.

Headache is one of the most common illnesses in the United Kingdom, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers for a headache at any given time. Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong.  The continual use of pain medication to combat headaches is akin to removing the warning light that alerts you to a problem in your car!  Medication doesn’t solve your headache; it simply offers a short-term solution to dull the pain.  

Types of Headache

Tension headaches and migraine are the most common forms of headache and cluster headaches are most rare.  Other types of headaches include sinus headache, rebound headache and exertion headache

Causes

Headaches can result due to a variety of reasons including stress, poor posture, accidents, medications, environmental factors such as strong odours & pollution and dietary irregularities. 

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Perhaps one of the most overlooked causes of migraine and tension headache is due to nerve irritation in the upper neck caused by poorly functioning spinal joints – Vertebral dysfunction.  Since the nerves of the upper neck supply areas of the scalp and face, irritation to these nerves can and often lead to headache.

Assessment

Your physiotherapist will carefully analyse potential headache triggers and perform a detailed history, orthopaedic, neurological and spinal examination to determine the cause of your headache.  Further diagnostic testing such as X-ray or MRI may also be required.  Upon arriving at a specific diagnosis, your care can begin. 

Treatment

Physiotherapy is an extremely effective treatment for headaches.  By carefully restoring proper movement to the spinal joints of the neck, your physiotherapist is able to significantly reduce the presence of nerve irritation and muscle tension helping to alleviate the cause of your headaches. 

Please contact us to arrange your comprehensive headache assessment and begin your journey towards living a life without headaches!  We look forward to hearing from you!  

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