How PT can Help with Your Headaches
Did you know that headaches are one of the most complained about medical ailments in the United States? It is reported that approximately 8 million people visit the doctor each year with the primary complaint of headaches. Having suffered from almost daily headaches in college after sustaining multiple concussions in high school, I understand how debilitating headaches can be. They can disrupt sleep, interfere with your ability to concentrate at work, and lead to a miserable quality of life.
If you are someone who suffers from frequent headaches, I have good news for you! Physical therapy has been shown to be an effective, long-term treatment for chronic headaches. Along with resolution of headaches, many of my past patients have reported a decrease in other symptoms including ringing or fullness in their ears, jaw pain, dizziness, and “floaters” in their eyes.
While many headache treatments focus on relieving the headache symptoms, our goal is to find the root cause and eliminate it. We will do this by improving the mobility of certain joints in your spine, reducing tone in the muscles in your neck and shoulders, and evaluating lifestyle habits that may be contributing to the headaches.
If you are suffering from chronic headaches and have had unsuccessful treatment in the past, I would love to talk with you about how we can help. You are not doomed to a life of pain and disability. Give us a call today and let’s work together to eliminate your headaches and drastically improve your quality of life.
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