Physical Therapy for Headaches

The World Health Organization and International Headache Society report that up to 78% of all headaches are “tension headaches,” and 60% of tension headache sufferers are impaired to some extent in social or work situations.

For the 60% who experience social or occupational impairment, or take pain relievers regularly to suppress the pain, professionally managed treatment is recommended. If you suffer from chronic tension headaches, manual physical therapy techniques can be an integral part of an effective treatment Plan. Characteristic of tension headaches are symptoms such as:

  • Tight feeling in neck muscles.
  • Band-like or vice-like ache that surrounds the head (as compared to a localized pain around the eyes, or one side of the head only).
  • Dull but constant pain on both sides of the head (as compared to throbbing or sharp, pointed pain).
  • Pain primarily in the temples, back of the head, or neck.
  • Changes in sleep patterns.
  • Onset of headache in early morning.
  • Onset of headache late in the day.
  • Anxiety, dizziness, fatigue, or nausea.

Learn More With Our Headache & Migraine Survival Guide

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the American Council for Headache Education (ACHE), migraine headaches affect 30 million people in the US.

If you or anyone you know suffers from chronic headaches, then we want you to know about our Headache & Migraine Survival Guide. The Guide is easy to understand, and walks you through diagnosis and treatment in an easy to follow 5-Step self-paced program. In addition, the Apex Physical Rehabilitation Headache Program offers a drug-free treatment option for those suffering from chronic tension headaches.

Download our Headache & Migraine Survival Guide or book your initial headache assessment today.

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