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HEADACHES

INTRODUCTION

We all had headaches at one time or another. Different types of headaches treated in Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center include cluster headaches, migraines, cervical headaches, and tension-related headaches. Most headaches are due to myofascial tension and hypertonicity of the neck muscles. These particular types of headaches are called neck pains or medically known as cervical headaches. In addition, cervical neck-related headaches result from pain due to cervical spine dysfunction and common limitations. Research indicates proper physiotherapy and works with soft tissues, thanks to which you will get quick and long-lasting result.

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we offer non-surgical options to effectively and safely deal with headaches. You will receive an individual treatment plan that aims to return you to the level of activity and lifestyle you are used to without having to deal with the pain. We will show you how to become free from pain, correct the cause, and eliminate symptoms.

Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center provides a particular, individualized, and comprehensive approach that determines the exact cause of the pain and treats it as such.

SYMPTOMS

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we believe that headache results from the lack of proper function of the muscles of the neck and joints. For example, many times, patients suffer from neck dysfunction associated with hypertonicity of soft tissue, poor posture, lack of muscle function, and poor breathing patterns. Other reasons include, among others:

CAUSES

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we believe that headache results from the lack of proper function of the muscles of the neck and joints. For example, many times, patients suffer from neck dysfunction associated with hypertonicity of soft tissue, poor posture, lack of muscle function, and poor breathing patterns. Other reasons include, among others:

  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Poor motor control in the cervical and thoracic spine
  • Lack of function and strength with core stability
  • TMJ Dysfunction (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)
  • Stress
  • No deep breathing system activation or function
  • Abnormal motor control
  • Poor motor engram functionality

IMPORTANT MUSCLES INVOLVED AND NEED PROPER RELEASE AND REHABILIATION:

  • Erector spinae
  • Longus capitis
  • Longus colli
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Rectus capitis anterior
  • Rectus capitis lateral
  • Scalenes
  • Semispinalis capitis
  • Semispinalis cervicis
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Trapezius
  • Levator scapula
  • Rhomboideus minor

DIAGNOSIS

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, the doctor will start a comprehensive study that will deal with the beginning, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish essential tasks, and functional tasks that cause headaches.

TREATMENT

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we have extensive experience in the treatment of this type of headache. Based on functional assessment, we create an individual treatment plan. The procedure will be a combination of manual therapy, soft tissue release, internal neck muscle strengthening, and physical therapy exercises. We use our experience in manual medicine and rehabilitation to retrain the neck and surrounding muscles and ligaments to work correctly.