Headaches arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
Headaches affect as many as 10 million people in the UK. There are several reasons for what causes headaches; the most common are cervicogenic headaches. These headaches manifest as a result of referred pain coming from the neck due to tension or strain in the muscles and joints of the neck and upper back
Causes of Headaches arising from the neck
- Poor posture
- Sleeping or prolonged sitting in an awkward position
- Anxiety and Stress
- Age related changes like Osteoarthritis Arthritis
Treatment of cervicogenic headaches
Osteopathic treatment can help alleviate headaches arising from the neck with hands-on treatment of massage and manipulation to the muscles of the neck, thorax and back relieve the build-up of muscular tension that may lead to headaches.
If you have any further questions about your Headaches or how Osteopathy could help you, feel free to get in touch.