There are many types of headaches; tension, migraine, and cluster, to name a few. Tension headaches are a common type of headache. They cause mild to moderate pain, come and go over time, and usually have no other symptoms. Migraines are intense headaches, often described as pounding, throbbing pain. They can last from 4 hours to 3 days and usually happen one to four times per month. A cluster headache is intense and feels like a burning or piercing pain behind or around one eye, either throbbing or constant. It’s the least common but the most severe type of headache.
Headache symptoms are not limited to pain in your head and neck. Symptoms such as pressure, throbbing, tightening, pulsating, piercing, “heavy” head, jaw/ear pain, light sensitivity, aura or visual disturbance, sound sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, vertigo, spinning, imbalance, motion sickness, lightheadedness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and anxiety can accompany a headache as well.
Physical therapy is a proven way to alleviate unyielding headache symptoms. In addition to patient education and counseling in behavioral modification and prevention strategies, at Renew Physical Therapy, we will utilize our evaluation skills to determine the presence of upper neck restriction or positional faults and correct these mechanical headache/dizziness triggers with specialized manual therapy techniques.
Renew Physical Therapy is proud to serve Portland-area residents suffering from headache pain. Renew Physical Therapy utilizes several therapeutic modalities to restore pain-free function. Learn how we can help with pain associated with headaches and dizziness.
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