For those who experience chronic headaches, over-the-counter medication is typically considered a reliable solution. However, pain medication can take a heavy toll on the body over time.
Fortunately, there is an alternative and drug-free treatment. Physical therapy.
How Physical Therapy Alleviates Headaches
Headaches can be caused by various conditions, including the muscles and the joints. Physical therapy can treat headaches which are caused by musculoskeletal problems, such as muscle tension, poor posture, restricted neck motion, and tightness.
Patients who receive therapy with neck conditions will also experience headaches as one of the symptoms. Many are unaware that the two issues are connected. On the other hand, some patients receive therapy exclusively for headaches.
How Manhattan Sports Therapy Can Help
Treatment can be considerably effective and work fairly quickly. Some patients enter our facility with a headache in their initial visit and leave without one. But when it comes to addressing more severe motion and strength conditions, a few weeks of therapy may be necessary.
If you suffer from chronic headaches, our professional team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the source of the problem and all available solutions. If we determine that the headaches originate from muscle injury or tension, a variety of treatment methods may be sued.
Treatments can include the following:
- Massage therapy
- Physical Rehab
- Pain management
- Non-surgical spinal decompression
Chronic headaches which are musculoskeletal in nature and have been occurring for long period of time may not go away completely until physical therapy treatment is used. Physical therapy is worth a shot when you experience headaches frequently on a daily basis.