There are many types of headaches including tension type, cluster and migraine. Most headaches will involve neck pain to some degree, but that does not always mean that neck pain is the cause.
Tension type headaches are most common; some of these headaches are caused by problems like weakness, joint restrictions or tight muscles in the neck of the headache sufferer. In some people the temporomandibular joint (where the jaw attaches to the skull) may also be a factor in head pain.
If you suffer from headaches and you think your neck may be involved, one of our therapists can assess your neck joints, jaw joints, muscle length, muscle strength and look for the presence of tight tender bands in the muscle that may refer pain to your head.
After considering your history and physical signs, your therapist will discuss a treatment plan with you if there appears to be underlying neck or jaw problems and will prescribe a specific program tailored to your needs.