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Headache Service

Many people suffer from regular headaches, which can result in a substantially reduced quality of life and can cause concern for sufferers. There is evidence to support the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment for headaches which can be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to medication.

Physiotherapy treatment for headache can include manual therapy to the neck and upper back, acupuncture, relaxation techniques and exercises to strengthen the deep muscles of the neck. Lifestyle factors such as stress, posture and work-station set-up can also affect your headache and these will be discussed with you by your physiotherapist as part of your assessment.

Our physiotherapy headache service begins with a one-to-one consultation with a specialist physiotherapist who will provide tailored advice and treatment. If referral to a consultant neurologist is recommended by your physiotherapist, this can be arranged quickly at Spire Murrayfield Hospital.

However, it is important to remember that the most common causes of headache do not pose a serious threat to your health.