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Headaches and Migraines

What are headaches and migraines?

headaches and migraines

headaches and migraines

More than 10 million people in the UK get a headache regularly, making it one of the most common health complaints. Most aren’t serious and are easily treated. The majority are diagnosed as Tension-Type, Migraine and Neck Headache. They are classified by the International Headache Society as Primary or Secondary:

  • Primary headache – This is not related to any other problem. It might include migraines, tension type headache and cluster headache.
  • Secondary headache – This is caused by underlying problems. These can include post-whiplash headache, neck headache, and drug withdrawal headache.

Often there are multi-source headaches which may require a variety of treatments. If you have severe and persistent symptoms we always recommend you see your GP alongside any other treatments you are receiving.

What causes headaches and migraines?

These secondary headaches can often arise through some trauma. This could be a car accident with post whiplash headache, or a sporting injury such as a neck headache. They can also be triggered by persistent pain such as a clicking jaw.

How to treat headaches and migraines

neck headache treatment

neck treatment

In physiotherapy when it comes to treating a secondary headache we deal with the source such as the neck and back. Treatments include:

  • How to find us

    We are located just outside the town centre at Ebley Wharf, on the ground floor of the Stroud District Council building. Follow the A419 to the Cainscross roundabout and then take Westward Road (B4008). Turn left to Ebley Wharf.

  • Opening times

    Monday to Friday
    8.30am – 7.30pm

    Saturday
    8.30am – 12.30pm

  • Stroud Clinic

    Ebley Mill
    Ebley Wharf
    Stroud Glos
    GL5 4UB

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk

  • Gloucester Clinic

    Riverside Sports & Leisure Club
    St Oswald’s Road
    Gloucester
    GL1 2TF

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