What is a headache?
Most people have experienced headaches, which often disappear again without the need for treatment with medication. If you experience headaches regularly, it can be due to stress and / or tension in the neck.
Headache diseases are the cause of approx. 20% of sickness absence in Denmark and is a significant socio-economic cost.
Headaches are divided into primary and secondary headache diseases, where the primary forms of headache occur without other detectable disease, while the secondary ones occur secondarily as a result of other conditions e.g. head injuries, bleeding in the brain or overuse of medication.
The most common primary headache diseases are migraine and tension headache, while headache due to medication overuse (MOH) is the most common secondary headache form. In the general population, approx. 2-3% of a secondary headache.
Regardless of the type of headache, at OPTIMUS - Physiotherapy & Pain Clinic our approach is based on a holistic view on your life situation and help you realize if there are other parameters that could affect headaches such as stress at work, limited daily exercise, lack of sleep?
We value the importance of your nervous system.
Tense muscles, nausea, photosensitivity are all symptoms caused by your Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS constantly receives information from the body and the environment, interprets it and tries its best to create an appropriate response. If incorrect information is sent to the CNS, the reaction may be a headache.