Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people even experience nausea. The pain may be dull or sharp and may last for a few minutes to a few days.
Most headaches are either a migraine headache tension headache or a cluster headache.
After neck pain, headaches are the most prevalent complaint among those suffering whiplash injury, affecting more than 80% of all people. While some headaches are actually the result of direct brain injury, most are the result of injury of the muscles, ligaments and facet joints of the cervical spine, which refer pain to the head. Because of this, it is important to treat the supporting structures of your neck in order to help alleviate your headaches.