Most people describe a headache as being a “migraine” or say that they have been diagnosed with “migraines” and think that the only solution is medication. While medication may help, migraines and most headaches have a considerable causative component arising from areas of the upper neck. The easiest way to demonstrate this is to just press gently just below the back of your skull and see if it brings on your headache like symptoms.
There is a lot that can be done by a skilled manual physical therapist to alleviate the contributing factors that arise from the upper neck area. These include, but are by no means limited to:
localized quick stretches
upper neck stabilization/strengthening exercises
ergonomic evaluations – home, work, car