Headaches and Migraines

Headaches are a commonly occurring issue faced by individuals every day. Usually, a dose of over-the-counter pain medication will alleviate a headache quickly so you can go about your day. 

However, a migraine headache differs from an ordinary stress or tension headache. Migraines cause a recurrent, throbbing pain on one side of the head or near the temples.

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Signs & Symptoms

Migraines may happen only once or twice a year or as often as daily. Women are more likely to have migraines than men. Common sign and symptoms include:

  • Intense throbbing or dull aching pain on one side of your head or both sides
  • Pain that worsens with physical activity
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in how you see, blurred vision, or blind spots
  • Being bothered by light, noise, or odors
  • Feeling tired and/or confused
  • Stuffy nose
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Physical Therapy for Headaches & Migraines

The physical therapists at Vita will work with you to design a specific treatment program to address your headache and/or migraine pain. Typically, the program will include the following: 

  • Pain reduction methods such as ice packs
  • Dry needling
  • Manual therapy
  • Postural retraining and breathing exercises to reduce upper body tension
  • Guidance in setting up your workspace
  • Dietary counseling

Talk to one of the physical therapy specialists at Vita today about treatment options for neck pain.