The suboccipital muscles are often the cause of ‘ghost headaches’ as referred pain from these muscles often cause a deep radiating pain. Almost 80% of headaches are caused by referred pain from these muscles being tensed and tight. The suboccipital muscles are a group of four muscles located on each side of the back of the neck just below the base of the skull. The muscles connect the skull with the top two vertebrae of the neck. These muscles at the base of you skull are responsible for tilting and turning the head to either side.
Common causes of suboccipital headaches:
Symptoms of suboccipital muscle tightness:
Chiropractic Treatments of headaches and muscle tightness
We are located at 3/45 Central Walk Joondalup, opposite the City of Joondalup Library and behind the Dept of Licencing. We are local to Woodvale, Edgewater, Iluka, Heathridge, Beldon, Sinagra, Pearsall, Connolly residents, but have many who visit from further away. We have HICAPS available so you can claim immediately from your Health Fund Provider; Medibank, HBF, HIF, BUPA, NIB, CUA, GMF. If your Health Fund is not listed please ask when making your booking.
Please call us on 9300 0095 for a booking or go online to lakesidechiro.com.au to get you in with one of our friendly staff members. Here at Lakeside Chiropractic our chiropractors have the skill set to deal with your tension headaches.