Physical Therapy For Headache Relief

Did you know that there are more than 150 types of headaches?

Stop relying on pain medication to control pain associated with headaches when possible. Pain medications may help temporarily, but if you consistently suffer from headaches or migraines, oftentimes pain relief drugs will not provide you with the long-term relief that physical therapy can

Most  headaches are attributed to cervicogenic causes. This means that they are related to the neck. Poor posture, stress, and other factors can contribute to weakness, strain, and injury to the neck muscles and joints. This pain can refer to areas at the base of the head, the top of the head, front of the head and along the region of the temples.

If you are in Cary, NC and suffer from headaches, you are not alone. Most people across the U.S. endure occasional or frequent tension headaches. Whether your headaches are acute or chronic (such as migraines), they can be treated with physical therapy at The PT Network. Book your appointment today!

How can physical therapy help my headache?

If you are suffering from headaches, contact our Cary, NC physical therapy office today. At The PT Network, we are here to provide you with treatment options for your headaches without the use of medication.

At your initial appointment, our physical therapists will perform a physical evaluation and take your history and ask about your symptoms. This is necessary to determine what type of headache you are experiencing and what is causing the pain.

A treatment plan will then be designed specifically for you and your symptoms.

What type of headache am I experiencing?

A headache is a pain in your head or face that’s often described as a pressure that’s throbbing, constant, sharp or dull. Headaches can differ greatly in quality of pain, severity, location and frequency.

Tension headaches are the most common headaches experienced and can be caused by eye strain (associated with looking at your computer or device screen for too long), Neck tightness and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and stress related responses. Tension headaches can also occur as a result of dysfunctional sleep patterns or insomnia.
A migraine is a common neurological disease that causes many symptoms. Most commonly there is a throbbing, pulsing headache on one side of your head. Migraine can be exacerbated with physical activity, lights, sounds or smells. They can last at least four hours or even days. About 12% of Americans have this genetic disorder. Research shows that it’s the sixth most disabling disease in the world.

How can I get started on relieving my heachaches?

At The PT Network, our treatments for headaches are designed to relieve pain, improve posture and strengthen muscles in the neck and upper back. These strategies can all help in making your daily life much more enjoyable – without the pain of headaches! To schedule your appointment, contact us today to speak to one of our Cary, NC physical therapists