Have you ever woken up with your neck feeling “out”? It may be the way you slept or an activity from the day before. When your neck is sore you may have difficulty moving it, especially rotating your head to one side. Pain can arise from all structures of the neck including the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. Neck pain is also a common cause of headaches.
Headaches can arise from trigger points within the muscles of the neck and shoulders. This type of headache is usually experienced as an intense dull or sharp pain on one side of the head or behind the eye. Another headache attributed to the neck is the tension headache which occurs when the muscles of the neck and shoulders are tight and fatigued which pulls on the scalp. People often complain of this type of headache once they find themselves a couple of inches from the computer monitor at the end of the day! This type of headache is experienced as a dull, heavy feeling in the head.
Headaches can reduce your concentration, cause you to fatigue quickly, and lead to poor work output. We often have people commenting that they feel “lighter” following a treatment and that they should have made an appointment earlier!