- Usually a combination of muscle dysfunction and the resultant joint dysfunction
- Commonly refer pain to the temple and behind the eye(s)
- Base of skull headaches, without pain to other parts of the head or face implicate the mid cervical region.
- Ensure you avoid or minimise postures which you know aggravate the pain – commonly prolonged sitting at computer screens.
- If you only get headaches with reading then it can be worthwhile seeing your optometrist for testing of your eyes
- Under your GPs guidance you can trial anti-inflammatory medication or pain killers
- Assess the area of your cervical spine for areas of dysfunction or altered function
- Treat these locally with releases, stretches and mobilisation
- Implement a home programme to aid in your self management of the pains
- Teach you improved posture
- Ensure your core muscles are positively contributing to your posture and rectify this where they are not.