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Headaches are reported to be the most common pain complaint in the world with 90% of people experiencing them at some stage in life. There are many different types of headaches and physiotherapy can be helpful with headaches that arise from a dysfunction in the joints or muscles in the neck. Some of these can be treated with physiotherapy but if it is your first or worst headache you will need to visit your GP first. Once your GP has cleared you for physiotherapy it would be advisable to start treatment straight away. The types of headaches that can be treated by physiotherapy are called cervicogenic headaches. Cervio-refers to the neck and with this type of headache a dysfunction in the joints and muscles of the neck is present. These structures cause referral pain into the head. These headaches can sometimes be mistaken for bad migraines as they too can give rise to symptoms of nausea and dizziness.