Cervicogenic Headaches in Office Workers

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 - 12:46 pm

The role of soft tissue in the development and continuation of headaches is now well researched, although the exact mechanisms are not fully understood. This situation however is not unusual in the world of headaches and migraine, in fact it is, and has been, the case for many years with all headaches and migraine and all treatments. This lack of full understanding is probably one of the few things neurologists and headache specialists from all fields can agree on.

However a recent study looked at the involvement of dysfunction in the neck and shoulder girdle muscles of office workers as a cause of thier headaches – in this case cervcogenic headaches. The findings will come as no great surprise to all HCUK physical therapists – dysfunction of the trapezius muscle is most responsible for this type of headache, which is why anyone attending a HCUK clinic will have their posture and upper body examinesd including the shoulder girdle muscles.

for more details on the study click here

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