What is headache rehabilitation?

Most types of headaches have an effective treatment. The most common types of headaches in adults are tension-type and cervicogenic headaches and may be the result of a neck or jaw problem, poor posture, fatigue, stress or whiplash syndrome. Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that mimic migraine symptoms but have a defined origin in the cervical spine (neck). A physical therapist who is a headache rehabilitation specialist will work with you to determine the type of headache you have, its cause and develop a treatment plan intended to address frequency and intensity. Your treatment may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and education on posture and proper ergonomics.

What are the benefits?

If you are diagnosed with tension-type or cervicogenic headaches, your physical therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. If your evaluation determines you have a different type of headache, you will likely be referred to another healthcare professional for additional testing and treatment. Physical therapy for headaches will improve your neck mobility, improve strength, improve posture and educate you on proper ergonomics for your workstation or home office.

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