Are headaches causing your patients’ neck pain?
The role of neck pain in headache disorders is a topic of hot debate!
In some instances, such as cervicogenic headaches, we know that when we treat the neck the headaches improve. No arguments there.
However, up to 80% of headache patients that present to physiotherapy will actually have a primary headache disorder with accompanying neck pain, and we can’t solely rely on palpation to prove that the neck is a cause of headaches.
Could it be that the neck pain is actually a secondary consequence rather than a cause? Or is your patients’ neck pain partially contributing to the headache?
Or….could the neck pain be a coincidence?
This presentation will provide you with subjective examination questions and objective clinical tests to confidently determine the relevance of neck pain in your headache patients, and clinically diagnose their headache disorder.
You’ll help your patients understand their triggers and make sense of their headaches, migraines and neck pain.
You’ll also discover a graded exercise approach to target the underlying pain mechanisms influencing your patients’ headache or migraine.
This presentation will follow the case of a patient with a two year history of recurrent headaches and neck pain to help answer the question “Which came first “headache or neck pain”, the “chicken or the egg?”