Headaches and neck pain
The symptoms of headaches and neck pain
Common types of headaches or neck pain
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.
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.
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
This is where our smart approach to therapy 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.
Who are the types of people we see with neck pain?
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. You may be experiencing neck pain or headaches from previous falls or injuries.
Headaches and neck pain can be tough to work with, especially if have to look at a computer screen all day.
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
Massage Therapist & Athletic Therapist
7+ years of clinical expierence
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 “ 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:
- Book a Massage 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
- Get 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.
- 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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You don’t have to live with ongoing neck pain and headaches!