Tension Type Headaches
Tension type headaches present with pain that is described as a tight band wrapped around or a heavy weight placed on your head.
They are a very common symptom that present with back and neck pain. One in every six people suffer from headaches.
At Brisbane Posture and Performance, we pride ourselves on helping our clients manage headaches.
There are many types of headaches and migraines. The most common headache we see is the cervicogenic headache. This term means it is a headache originating from tension in the neck and neck musculature. Often releasing the muscle knots and correcting the structure of the cervical spine will bring relief. Other causes of headaches may include dehydration, malnutrition, concussion or vision concerns.
Dr. Kyle Commonly treats patients with cervicogenic headaches. One of the most common conditions he notices amongst suffers is poor posture. The reason for this is that forward head carriage or poor posture vastly increase demands on the upper spines postural musculature. This leads to tension from this muscles being transferred the skull developing into a headache.