Candy* came into Core Physiotherapy with ongoing neck pain and headaches. She worked as a teacher and driving to work took her approximately 30-45 minutes either way. Dry needling had been recommended to Candy* to help her with muscle tightness in her neck because massage and regular treatment had not been effective for her. On the assessment of Candy* we discovered that she had good range of movement in her neck, but was limited by tightness in her muscles. When we felt how tight that her muscles were, we found that we could reproduce some of her headache symptoms.
Candy* received dry needling in her upper neck in her first session, she began to progressively improve over the next couple of months and was able to reduce her constant headache down to once or twice a week. We also started a posture retraining exercise program to help reduce her stress and improve the position of her neck. Candy* is now looking forward to the upcoming school holidays, without all of the constant headaches that she had been suffering from prior to this.
*The name has been changed to protect the privacy of our client.