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Headache Pain Treatment

Headache Pain Treatment

Stop living in pain, there is hope

Headaches … at times they’re a nuisance, and other times they make it difficult to live your life.

What kind of pain do you have?

There are many different types of headaches, with just as many causes, including:

Tension

May be the result of a neck or jaw problem, poor posture, fatigue, or stress. A problem in the neck, head, or jaw–such as an injury or arthritis–can lead to tension in the muscles at the back of the head and to increased pressure on the nerves to the face and head. Poor posture can cause these muscles to become overworked, which can trigger a headache.

Migraine or tension

There are many triggers for migraines, including hormones, alcohol, certain foods, and environmental situations. Usually quite painful, migraines are often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

Secondary headaches

Usually caused by an underlying condition, such as a fever, disease, or sinus issue.

There is effective treatment for almost every type of headache. As physical therapists, we can help determine the type of headache you have and manage the pain.

How can a physical therapist help with tension headaches?

We help relieve tension through massage, stretching, and personalized exercise programs. We’ll also show you how proper posture can make a world of difference. Additional treatment options may include McKenzie or Mulligan Mobilization with Movement.

You can begin to correct the problems that are causing your pain by learning to prevent headaches through simple changes in your posture and lifestyle. We help improve neck mobility and strength in your upper back and neck, improve your posture, and modify your workstation or home office. Let’s get started – no more pain!

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Headaches don't have to be a way of life

“All the therapists have been so helpful, skilled and patient. They challenged me but were sympathetic and kind. They gave excellent tips for form on the exercises and it was obvious that they really cared. I credit them with the success of my recovery.” – Sally A, Wayland patient

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