Physiotherapy Treatment Of Cervicogenic Headache
Treatment will include neck joint mobilisations and possible manipulation, soft tissue releases on tight upper quadrant muscles, conservative management (stretches for the deep upper neck muscles, aerobic exercises, body awareness therapy, therapeutic exercises and recommendations for pharmaceutical medication). The physiotherapist may also use dry needling techniques and will give the patient home exercises to assist with management and decrease recurrence.
It is important to point out that many headache sufferers may suffer multi-source headaches. For example, a Migraine sufferer may simultaneously experience a Tension Type Headache and Neck Headache. Treatment varies depending in the symptoms and headache source.