What are headaches?
Headaches are very common and differ drastically in severity from person to person. For some patients who experience headaches, they can be severe and debilitating, while for others they can be more of a random nuisance at times. Headaches are caused by numerous different factors and triggers, depending on the patient.
Some of the most common types of headaches are:
- Migraine headaches
- Tension headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Sinus headaches
- Post concussion headaches
Patients with headaches may experience other associated symptoms, which can help your doctor find the right course of treatment for you. Symptoms associated with headaches include:
- Throbbing, squeezing or pressure of the head
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Disrupted balance
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sensitivity to sounds, smells or lights
What is the treatment for headaches & migraines?
For some patients, acute bouts of headaches or migraines can be treated with over the counter pain killers and usually go away on their own. For others with more chronic headaches and migraines, or for those who have other associated symptoms of headaches, treatments such as Vestibular Rehabilitation with a physical therapist can drastically help reduce headache symptoms.
At Sarrica Physical Therapy, our team is experienced in treating headaches and migraines using various manual therapies and rehabilitation.
For more information about getting headache treatment in Brooklyn or Manhattan, click here or call us at (347) 560-6920.