A common problem often related to the work environment such as developing bad posture sitting for long periods in front of a computer or after a road traffic accident (whiplash). Pain is often felt below the skull and on top of the shoulder and sometimes patients can suffer pins and needles/numbness in their arms and hands. Treatment aims to improve posture and restore normal mobility and strength.
The most common type of headache is the tension headache, often related to stress. Patients complain of a dull, aching band of pain and muscle stiffness. This can be helped by treatment and the identification of stresses contributing to symptoms.