Not every headache or dizzy spell that occurs means an emergency. In most cases, it is harmless, and the pain will eventually subside with some time and over the counter medicine. However, if the pain is recurring, overbearing, or life-altering, it may require attention from a physical therapist. Headaches are endured for a multitude of reasons and Peak Physical Therapy Norwell MA wants to help. We specialize in identifying headache triggers and will create strategies to help the patient live a headache-free life.
Types of Headaches
Everyone experiences a headache once in a while, but the cause, duration, and severity of the pain can vary according to the type of headache. There can be over 150 types of headaches according to WebMD, but the most common types are tension, migraines, clusters, chronic, sinus or allergy, and posttraumatic headaches, which are most commonly produced after head trauma. The wide variety of headaches can make it difficult to understand what could have caused the ache in the first place. Listed below are a few options to consider:
According to Peak Physical Therapy Norwell MA, concussions are a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) that typically occurs when the brain experiences trauma such as a blow to the head or a snap of the neck. Concussions can cause visual disturbances, difficulty with concentration and memory, light sensitivity, along with other symptoms that you may not realize are linked to a concussion. If a concussion is not treated properly, it can become life-threatening, so it is always important to seek medical attention after any type of body jolting accident. By visiting Peak Physical Therapy, an exposure and exercise program can be developed for your specific symptoms to ease you back into everyday tasks. Physical therapy Norwell MA also focuses on working alongside an athlete’s team of trainers and coaches to ensure a timely and safe return to their sport if a concussion occurs.
Because the spinal cord and head go “neck and neck,” it is common for headaches to be a symptom of a neck injury. Muscle strains, pinched nerves, and poor posture are all common causes of neck pain, and can all result in headaches. It could be as simple as sleeping with the incorrect pillow. Many neck injuries can improve with the help of physical therapy, which in return can curb the painful headaches and make everyday life comfortable again.
Stress can be induced by anything that puts a high demand on your body and mind, which means that stress doesn’t always stem from something negative. These situations and pressures are called stressors, and they can come from external factors such as family and work or internal factors such as feelings and expectations. According to the Mayo Clinic, headaches are more likely to occur when you are stressed, but there are simple tools that your physical therapist at Peak Physical Therapy Norwell MA can provide to help you manage your stress and keep your headaches at bay.
Peak Physical Therapy Norwell MA
Our South Shore Physical Therapy practice specializes in physical therapy including many specialty programs including return-to-sports, vestibular, pelvic health, post-concussion, aquatics, and more. Locations include physical therapy Norwell, MA, Scituate, MA, Quincy, MA, Hanover, MA, Pembroke, MA, and Braintree, MA. Our specialized programs combined with state-of-the-art facilities allow us to meet the unique needs of our local patients and achieve the fastest results. If you are unsure whether this type of treatment can help you, we offer a no-obligation FREE injury screening. Click here for more information.
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