Headaches and Neck Pain in Victoria, BC

Headaches and neck pain can be debilitating and affect your life, learn what we can do to help!

If you’re experiencing headaches or pain, a Registered Massage Therapist can help reduce your headaches or neck pain and get you feeling better. Using Athletic Therapy can evaluate your range of motion, strength, and provide you the appropriate exercises to recover from your neck pain. If you have chronic neck pain or headaches, our nutritionist can help get to the root of why it’s always there or comes and goes often.

Chronic headaches and neck pain can be from many things – vitamin deficiencies, spinal alignment problems, organ dysfunction, spasm of the arteries, and more!

We’re able to help out with your headaches, migraines, or neck pain.

The symptoms of headaches and neck pain

Having neck pain or headaches can make it hard to concentrate and affects all aspects of life – work, relationships and activity
  • Headaches and Neck pain (duh)
  • Inability to turn the head in the car
  • Pain or stiffness in the morning
  • Tenderness at the top of their neck and base of the skull.
  • Sharp pain while turning your head
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Numbness down the arm
  • Snapping or popping with movement
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Common types of headaches and neck pain

Neck pain and headaches can come from many reasons, here are a few of the common areas that we see

Neck injuries and headaches can happen for many reasons and they can develop gradually or come on suddenly, with a dull or sharp pain. Headaches can be from vascular problems, organ dysfunctions, spinal alignment, and referred pain from muscles (cervicogenic headaches) to name only a few

Having neck pain alone is a challenge, especially if it involves neck stiffness and reduced head mobility. When a headache is also present, additional problems may include increased pain, visual disturbances, concentration issues, dizziness, or others.

If you have neck pain and headaches, visceral manipulation may provide you great results, especially if it’s chronic. Learn more about visceral manipulation benefits

It’s important to find out why you’re having the headaches or neck pain and what you can do to get out of the pain, so you can enjoy Victoria, BC.

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Cervicogenic

This is also called the “neck headache”. This is where you get the pain from that neck that gives you the headache sensation, caused by a joint in the neck. Your headache may seem to radiate from the back to the front of your head, provoked or eased by a neck movement, a sustained posture, stomach sleeping or with your head turned to one side. It may normally appears to be worse on one side of your head. The side is normally constant and does not swap sides.

Migraine

Sometimes the most common types of headaches, especially for women. Migraines can be from hormonal, environmental, and emotional triggers. Stress, depression, anxiety, and food can have a role in migraines as well. Massage therapy can help reduce your muscle tension in your neck but nutrition will be your best solution in the long-term recovery. Studies show it’s important for to put more emphasis on the significance of correcting dietary patterns in order to prevent headache attacks and reduce the complications arising from drug consumption in migraine patients

Neck pain

This is area that we work on with our clients. It can come from your sport, work, poor posture, or a car accident. This is a common area where people “hold stress”. Tension headache is a common headache characterized by moderate to severe non-throbbing pain in the forehead, scalp, and neck. Tension headache occurs when muscles of the scalp and neck become tense, such as from tension, stress, fear, and/or emotions.

Organ dysfunction

This is where our smart therapy approach helps find the reason you have headaches and neck pain. Restrictions else where in the body, like the organs (viscera), can cause problems elsewhere in the body – like your neck. Whenever we walk, breathe, or stretch, our organs move. Our internal structures are wrapped in a connective tissue called “fascia” and this fascia needs to move correctly.

If the tissue surrounding an organ is injured or not moving correctly – during sports, by a collision or fall, by disease, or by the post-operative effects of surgery – it can restrict or change the organ’s regular pattern of movement.

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Who are the types of people we see neck pain or headaches?

Pain and headaches disrupt your work, relationships, and life

Being Active

This can come from a big hit, fall, or just waking up the next day. This may arise from walking around with a backpack or a purse on.

Office workers

Headaches and neck pain can be tough to work with, especially if have to look at a computer screen all day.

Women

They are two to three times more common in women than men, but that’s small consolation if you are among the 6% to 8% of all men who have migraines.

Motor Vehicle accidents

Been involved in a car accident that has left you with whiplash, headaches, or neck pain? We’re able to provide ICBC Massage Therapy to help you with your pain and injuries

We are able to help decrease your pain either with specific hands-on treatment via Massage therapy and Athletic Therapy. Our Athletic therapist is able to provide you a recovery program for your neck injury. Our nutritionist is able to help reduce the headaches and migraines, if you want to get to the root cause of them.

There are several ways an Athletic Therapist can help your neck pain:

  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Education of how to improve healing – like the “Alternative to rice method
  • Show you proper lifting technique
  • Appropriate exercises at the office or gym
  • Simple exercises to reduce the headaches

There are several ways a Massage Therapist can help your shoulder pain:

  • Decrease neck pain and headaches
  • Decrease muscle spasm
  • Improve range of motion of the neck
  • Provide visceral manipulation to ease your neck pain and headaches
  • Gentle stretching for neck range of motion

There are several ways our Holistic Nutritionist can help your shoulder pain:

  • Help you find trigger foods
  • Improve function of your organs, such as the stomach and liver
  • Improve your digestion – like our ” Digestion helpers

Many people like the combinational approach that we provide, with massage and athletic therapy. Our clients who want to get to the root cause of their headaches work with our holistic nutritionist. We are able to combine the 2 types of therapy and nutrition while improving your recovery of your neck pain or headaches.

A typical plan may look like:

  1. An Athletic Therapy assessment – This provides you the appropriate exercises to strengthen your shoulder, while you’re not with us. Alternatively, you can book a nutrition consult if you want to figure out why you have them or a Massage Therapy initial assessment, which is widely covered by insurance
  2. Book a Massage – This helps you by reducing your pain and less stressful for you doing your home exercises. This can be done for 1x a week, 45-60mins for four weeks.
  3. Re-assessment with your Athletic Therapist – This is usually done 4-6 weeks after your initial assessment

Whatever your situation is, we work within it and develop a plan that suits your needs.

These therapies play a major in your recovery without having to use invasive methods. Even if surgery may be required, athletic therapy can help you both before and after to improve healing time and increase your range of motion.

Our team has the experience and expertise to help you recover from a variety of shoulder conditions. They work to reduce pain, increase mobility and help you resume your regular activities as soon as possible. Whether it’s a rotator cuff injury, a dislocated shoulder or any other type of shoulder injury, our therapist can help you improve mobility and get you back to participating in your daily activities.

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Contact us if you have questions or book now if you’re in Victoria, BC.

You don’t have to live with ongoing neck pain and headaches!

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