Put An End To Headache Pain With Physical Therapy!

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Headaches and migraines can be crippling. Those who have them know the impact that they can have and quickly become familiar with the early feelings of pressure as they begin. Nearly 80-90% of all Americans will experience a tension headache at some point. Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute can provide various treatment options to help patients overcome the struggle of chronic headaches and migraine pain.

Put An End To Headache Pain With Physical Therapy!

There are many reasons you may develop a headache. Hypertension (high blood pressure), biochemical imbalances, and tumors are among these reasons. However, many headaches are caused by musculoskeletal concerns. Thankfully, physical therapy can provide meaningful relief by reducing this underlying cause of chronic headache pain. Numerous treatments can help address this source of headaches, including physical therapy. 

To understand how physical therapy aids with chronic headache pain, we must first understand the origin of tension headaches. While emotional tension can play a significant role in developing these headaches, it is not that tension to which the name refers. Instead, it refers to a buildup of muscular tension in the neck that contributes to physical imbalances, damage, and muscular weakness. This tension can result from high emotional states, physical trauma, and a body that’s out of alignment for any number of reasons.

  • Tension Headaches And The Dura Mater – The traditional tension headache results from repetitive motion, poor neck/head posture, or other things that pull on the dura mater. The dura mater is a sensitive migraine that envelops the brain and lays close to the small muscles at the base of the skull. When these muscles spasm, they tug on the dura mater and thus send pain messages directly to the brain.
  • Cervicogenic Headaches – Cervicogenic headaches are another form of head pain sourced in the neck. With these types of headaches, the cause is from the top 3 vertebrae in the neck. Those who suffer from these headaches tend to spend a lot of time with their heads drooping downwards, such as smartphone addicts, long-haul drivers, and hairdressers. However, they can also be caused by concussions and arthritis.

Physical therapy can provide meaningful relief from both types of headaches. This form of therapy works to loosen muscles, ease tension, and lengthen muscles that can trigger tension headaches. Supra-clavicle release strengthens the neck muscles that have been weakened by imbalances in your posture. Further, if you have tension in the face or jaw that is contributing to these headaches, there are techniques for easing this pressure.

See Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute For Relief

If you want to learn more about how you can find meaningful relief from chronic neck and head pain, call our team today. When you reach out to (215) 489-9170, you’ll speak with a team member at our Chalfont, PA. You can arrange a visit with one of our experts in spinal concerns and chronic pain through them. During your visit, you’ll undergo a full assessment, discuss your symptoms, and develop a treatment plan to help you find relief. Don’t let chronic pain impact your quality of life, can Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute today!

Dr. Todd A. Bromberg, M.D. When chronic pain and spinal issues impact your quality of life, you need a team of crack spine and pain specialists at your disposal. Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute works with some of the most respected experts in the field to bring pain relief and restored quality of life to patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey!
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