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The Link Between Neck Pain and Headaches

Your head hurts. Could it be coming from your neck? You may be surprised to learn that neck pain and headaches are tightly linked together. A headache that starts from an issue in the neck is called a cervicogenic headache. A cervicogenic headache is characterized by a dull pain that radiates from the neck to…

What Type of Headache Do You Have?

What Type of Headache Do You Have?

Almost everyone gets a headache from time to time. Being aware of the type of headache you have and its triggers is the first step towards finding relief. For some, occasional headaches can turn into a daily occurrence that disturbs work, sport and life in general. In many cases, headaches aren’t associated with a disease…

5 easy neck and shoulder stretches to do at work

5 easy neck and shoulder stretches to do at work

Working at a computer for many hours every day causes muscles to tighten up and tire. This can lead to pain in the neck and shoulder and can even cause referred pain into the head and face – so-called cervicogenic headaches. Here at Sundial we have developed a series of exercises to help. They are…

Headaches - the hidden cause

Headaches – the hidden cause

Anyone who has suffered from regular headaches knows how unpleasant and disrupting they can be. Many headache sufferers find it difficult to concentrate, to work or even carry out simple activities without feeling grumpy. Jamie’s story Jamie came to me here at Sundial because of six years of headaches that were affecting his work and his…

Headaches - a pain in the neck

Headaches – a pain in the neck

Headaches can sometimes be caused by neck problems in disguise. This type of headache is called a cervicogenic headache. Evidence for the best way to treat this type of headache has been lacking – until now. Cervicogenic headaches may respond well to manipulation, mobilisation and specific exercises a new study shows. This is good news…

Headaches – Which type of headache is it?

Headaches – Which type of headache is it?

If you are suffering from regular headaches the chances are that you regularly use painkillers to help alleviate the pain. You may also be taking anti-inflammatory medication or if you’re getting migraine headaches other exotic combinations of drugs. This headache treatment may help with the symptoms but does not address the underlying cause of the…