Did you know that most headaches are actually caused from issues in the neck? These are called cervicogenic headaches and most actually come from the cervical region of your spine. Cervicogenic headaches can be relieved with physical therapy. Joint hypomobility (stiffness), increased muscle tension, poor posture, and tight muscles are all common cervicogenic headache causes that are decreased with physical therapy.
A physical therapist uses manual therapy, exercises, education, taping, and modalities (electrical stimulation, interferential current, etc.), to help you decrease the causes of your headaches and pain. You should start seeing a decrease in the intensity, frequency, or duration of your headaches within 2-3 visits if not sooner.
If you have headaches that you think may be helped with physical therapy, please contact us with your questions.
Jamie Bovay, DPT, CSCS