With June being National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, it’s a perfect time to bring attention to something many of us may experience multiple times a month—or even multiple times a week—and often goes untreated.
There are different types of headaches, with tension headaches being the most commonly experienced type and estimated to affect nearly 25 million Americans per year. You may be more likely to develop headaches if you’ve had a previous neck injury or if you work on a computer for extended periods of time throughout the week.
It’s estimated that headache disorders affect roughly 50% of the adult population worldwide, with 30% of those with headaches also reporting a migraine. Migraines are so common in fact that, according to the Migraine Research Foundation, “Migraines are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world, with nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households including someone with a migraine.” Women are disproportionately affected by both migraines and headaches.
So, we know this is common and affects a large population. But did you know physical therapy can help with migraines or headaches?
Our specialists at Camelback Sports Therapy often treat patients suffering from migraines or headaches, achieving great results. Your physical therapist will take the time to understand your personal circumstances and symptoms, then work to help alleviate then eliminate your headaches or migraines. Because our specialists take the time to do a thorough exam and address your situation as an individual, they are able to locate the root cause of your symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Your treatment at physical therapy may include:
Everything we do is geared to reduce stiffness and tension, increase mobility and strength, and help you develop great habits to stay pain-free.
If you or someone you know is suffering from migraines or headaches, call us at 602-808-8989 and come in to see one of our specialists to get back to a pain-free life.