Headaches!

January 21, 2020 – We have all had headaches at some point in our life. These headaches can be very hit and miss, related to a cold, or even worse be a migraine. Migraines can be the most frustrating types of headaches as they tend to be more consistent and stronger and tend to not respond to basic over the counter treatments.

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Migraines can cause us to see different objects, lose sight temporarily in an eye, feel like we are having a stroke, feeling like we are having a burning sensation around our eyes, or be caused by an issue with our neck. Physical therapy can help with some of these issues, but the most common headache problem we treat are those that are caused by a neck issue.

As we have discussed in our last two blogs, posture is very important. If we have inadequate posture it can put extra strain on our cervical spine, causing our cervical paraspinals and upper trap muscles to become tight, and increase tension through our TMJ that can cause headaches in our temples or ones that radiate from the back of our head.

Physical therapy can help treat the above symptoms with a variety of manual therapy techniques, exercises, and modalities to decrease muscle tone, improve segmental mobility, improve ROM, and work on postural strength and awareness. For more information call us at 402-234-3333 in Louisville or 402-298-4747 in Plattsmouth.

Your team at Witte Physical Therapy #homegrown #backtolife