Upper neck problems are a common cause of headaches. They are frequently caused by joint or muscular dysfunction in the neck, poor posture, & emotional tension. Irritated nerves in the upper neck can send pain signals into the head. It therefore follows that injuries such as Whiplash and muscle strains can affect these nerves, and may cause pain in the head even many years after the initial injury.
Progressive onset of neck problems which can occur from day to day wear and tear due to poor postures in the work place and poor postural and sleeping habits at home, are also a major cause of headaches.
Neck problems are a common source of irritation for headache and migraine sufferers. The various components of these types of headaches can be successfully addressed through treatment.
Your physiotherapist will explain your injury and what they can do to help you.