We know just how debilitating headaches can be. From migraines with aura and tension type headaches to cerviogenic (neck) dysfunction these often incredibly painful disturbances can often be treated and mastered using the Watson Headache approach.
Is your headache really a neck ache?
For many people, headaches start as pain or tension at the top of the neck. As the pain
worsens, it may spread to the back of the head, the temples, forehead or behind
the eyes. Moving the neck or bending forward for a long time tends to make it worse.
This happens because the nerves in the upper part of your neck are connected to
the nerves in your head and face. A disorder of the upper neck or muscles can cause
referred pain to your head.
Any of the following points could suggest that your neck may be causing the headache:
• Does the pain radiate from the back to the front of your head?
• Headache with dizziness or light-headedness
• Headache brought on or worsened by neck movement or staying in the same position for a long time
• Headache which always feels worse on the same side of your head
• Headache eased by pressure to the base of the skull
• Headache which persists after your doctor has checked for other causes.