Headaches aren’t just caused by loud noises or stressful days. They can occur and reoccur in different forms and from a variety of causes, such as body posture, muscle tension, or strength and mobility issues in the neck, face, and back.
There are more than 150 types of headaches where the condition is the primary source, such as a migraine. But there are also secondary headaches which can be caused by tension, poor posture, hormones, post-concussion, and/or TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction). Getting to the source of your headache diagnosis is the key to proper care.
Once the type and cause of your headache is determined, your physical therapist will have a variety of tools to help improve your symptoms. Treatment is focused on improving neck mobility and posture, increasing strength, adjusting breathing patterns, reducing stress, and evaluating your ergonomic setup.
A physical therapist will use a combination of hands-on treatment, exercise and movement therapy, body awareness, and postural education to decrease pain and symptoms. Dietary and other lifestyle modifications are also crucial to alleviating pain.
While some headaches respond well to physical therapy, other headaches may require a prescribed medication to address symptoms. We can help by working with your physician, neurologist, or pain management specialist to determine the best care for your treatment.
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