Which practitioner for headaches/neck aches?

How to tell which type of practitioner you need for headaches and neck aches

We are frequently asked whether Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, and Chiropractic would be the best practitioner for a specific condition.

The Chiros Clinic is very fortunate to have all three types of practitioner. We have discussed the issue and have agreed a general format to help people make the right decision.

  • If you have neck ache on both sides of the neck (with or without headaches), and if  is a dull, continuous ache with no sharp pain on neck rotation, then it is likely to be a muscular condition and you should see Jane Lavers, our Physiotherapist.
  • If you have one-sided neck pain (with or without pins & needles in your arm/hands), and the pain becomes sharper on rotating your neck to the opposite side to the pain, then this also is likely to be muscular and you should see Jane Lavers, our Physiotherapist.
  • If you have one-sided neck pain(with or without headaches) which becomes sharper on neck rotation,or you have a reduced range of movement to the side of pain, particularly if you have pins needles in fingers and hands on either side – then this is likely to be skeletal e.g. the joints in the neck, and you should see Eleanor Andrews, our Osteopath or Nick Richmond, our Chiropractor.