Many people in the United States suffer from headaches. A headache is pain in any region of the head. It can occur on one side of the head, both sides, around the eyes, or at the bottom of the skull. Headaches can be dull, have a throbbing sensation, or be associated with very sharp pain. The pain can last for an hour or can last for several days. Many patients find that they have a severe headache once a month, while many suffer from up to fifteen or more per month. Severe headaches can be debilitating to those who suffer because they often cause so much pain that they cannot function at work, at home, or to drive. Certified manual, physical, and occupational therapists specialize in improving the quality of life for those who suffer from debilitating headaches, and can help to prevent future ones.
Tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraine headaches are the most common type of primary headaches. These headaches are caused by over activity of pain sensitive structures in the head. Chemical activity in the brain, muscles of the head or neck, or the nerves or blood vessels outside of the skull may play a role in these types of headaches. It is also likely that genetics plays a role in a person’s likelihood of experiencing debilitating headaches.
Finding relief from headaches is extremely important for those who suffer and/or cannot function with severe headaches. There are a variety of therapeutic treatment options from those who suffer that have been proven to work. Using advanced and innovative treatments, many patients are able to find dramatic relief from their headaches. If you are tired of taking medications, if you have not found the relief you need from medications, or you would like to try a different approach, contact a licensed physical and manual therapist for effective therapeutic techniques.
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