Headaches

Do you need headache relief? New You Health and Wellness is the answer.

Do you suffer from headaches on a regular basis? Physical therapy may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for headache relief, but when combined with manual therapy, advanced Softwave technology and functional medicine it can be extremely beneficial.

This treatment plan is essential for long-term relief if you suffer from frequent headaches. Make an appointment with New You Health and Wellness today to learn more about how physical therapy can help with headaches.

What kind of headache am I experiencing?

Your headaches could be caused by joint and muscle weakness, poor posture, stress, lack of certain nutrients, or even your gut! Headaches can radiate pain from the scalp, the sides of the head, or even the brow.

Recognizing the type of headache you are having will help your practitioner determine which pain-relieving treatments and programs will work best for you.

The following are the most common types of headaches:

Tension headaches

The dura mater is a thin membrane that surrounds and protects the brain. When stressed, the dura mater spasms near the small muscles at the base of the skull. These spasms transmit pain signals to the brain, resulting in headaches. Repetitive movements or poor neck/head posture can cause these spasms as well as inflammation.

Musculoskeletal headaches

Musculoskeletal headaches can be caused by excessive pressure on the neck. Muscle imbalances, postural problems, or injury are the most common causes, but emotional stress and even your gut can also play a role. Whiplash, like other neck injuries, can strain muscles and connective tissues, resulting in musculoskeletal headaches.

Chronic Daily Headaches or Mixed Headaches

Mixed headaches are related to chronic daily headaches. This means that cervicogenic, tension or migraine headaches could be causing your pain, as well as medication overuse, food sensitivities, poor gut health or rebound headaches.

Cervicogenic headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are most likely caused by pain in the top three cervical vertebrae in your spine. These headaches can be caused by concussions, arthritis, or work-related muscle strain. These headaches are more common in people who work in jobs that require a down-turned head or neck motion on a regular basis or people with food sensitivities.

Migraine

A neurological condition can cause migraines. They have the potential to cause acute or chronic sensitization of specific areas of the brain and nerves that supply sensation to the head and face. The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but environmental triggers are often a cause.

A combination of factors such as your diet, emotional stress, abnormal postures, and neck/head muscle joint problems can contribute to the migraines. By addressing “triggers” whether they be muscular trigger points in the head, neck, jaw, and face, or foods or an imbalance of hormones in your system, your therapist can reduce the severity and frequency of your migraine episodes or even eliminate them for good.

How will New You Health and Wellness promote headache relief?

We will provide you with the most effective headache treatment available at New You Health and Wellness. During your first appointment, your Wauwatosa, WI physical therapist will conduct a physical examination as well as a functional medicine evaluation. This examination will determine the type of headache you are experiencing as well as the source of your discomfort.

Following that, we will design a personalized treatment plan for you. Specific exercises, manual therapy, a review of your eating plan and education will be part of this plan.

A pracitioners can treat chronic headaches in the following ways:

  • Increasing the range of motion in the neck.
  • Reducing headache intensity, frequency, and duration
  • Improving gut health
  • Identifying and eliminating triggers and trigger points.
  • Increasing mobility and functionality.
  • Minimizing or eliminating the need for or reliance on medications

Are you sick of pain controlling you? Visit our Wauwatosa, WI clinic for headache relief!

Physical therapy and functional medicine may be the key to living a healthier, headache-free life. If you are in Wauwatosa, WI and need headache relief, make an appointment with New You Health and Wellness today!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!

START LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, REQUEST YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!