In honor of National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, Movement Concepts Physical Therapy in Bayside have provided the following information in support of migraine and headache awareness. For those suffering from chronic and severe headaches, our physical therapy in Bayside, Garden City, and Rockville Centre can provide significant pain relief.
Headaches and migraines are common ailments that cause a lot of pain and discomfort for many people. They can often interfere with school, work, and daily life as a whole. A headache is a generic term that refers to any pain in the head or neck regions. They can also be a symptom of other health conditions that you might be experiencing. Migraines are a more severe and debilitating form of a headache that can cause intense pain.
There are several different types of headaches and migraines. The most common types include tension headaches, vascular migraines, and cluster headaches. They can be caused by improper posture, neck problems, allergies, diet, stress, dehydration, and injuries to the head or neck. If you believe that you are suffering from one of these headaches or migraines, you should see a professional right away. They can help with ruling out more serious conditions such as aneurysms.
One of the safest and most effective options for treating headaches and migraines is using physical therapy. When first seeing a physical therapist, we will first determine what is wrong and what should be done to address the problem. Depending on the type of headache or migraine, our physical therapists can administer massage therapy to relieve tension and alleviate pain. We can also provide exercises and stretches that will strengthen the muscles in the neck and shoulders. These exercises can effectively treat headaches caused by using improper posture.
Other popular treatments for headaches and migraines include chiropractic care and acupuncture, which many of our locations at Movement Concepts Physical Therapy offers. Both treatment options can help alleviate stress, balance the body’s energy, and regulate any disturbances of the nervous system, all of which can be headache-causing-factors. If you are suffering from headaches or migraines, our team at Movement Concepts Physical Therapy can be a great holistic alternative to a pain-free life.