Headaches are one of the most common reasons that people see their primary care physician and they account for 20% of outpatient visits to neurologists.
People with chronic headaches report disabling symptoms that interfere with daily activities and many have sought several different treatment approaches in an attempt to find relief. Frequently headache sufferers have accepted that their pain is a part of life, and may have become dependent on medications to minimize their symptoms.
The International Headache Society has classified types of headaches into two categories: Primary Headaches and Secondary Headaches
A thorough physical therapy examination attempts to establish the type of headache and define the musculoskeletal factors contributing to the headache. Muscle tension, joint dysfunction, poor posture, muscular asymmetry and poor stress management are all factors that can be addressed at The Strength Center by our manually trained physical therapists.
If you are a headache sufferer and are looking for a way to manage or eliminate your headaches, call one of your manually trained physical therapists about your treatment options.