Key Facts About Headaches According to the World Health Organization:
- Headache disorders are among the most common disorders of the central nervous system.
- An estimated 47% of the adult population has experienced at least one headache in the last year.
- Headache disorders are underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated throughout the world.
- Only a minority of people experiencing headache disorders worldwide are diagnosed properly by their healthcare provider.
Conducting typical research online about headaches probably will not reveal that many headaches originate from irritation of the neck. The neck, which is innervated quite heavily, can become irritated or inflamed due to poor posture or sleeping positions, causing nerves to transmit pain signals to the back of the head, forehead, face and even the teeth.
Our Denver physical therapists utilize a variety of modalities such as trigger point dry needling, massage, postural correction and exercise to help treat painful and debilitating headache disorders. As with other conditions addressed during physical therapy, headaches must be approached from a case-by-case perspective and not as a ‘one size fits all’ treatment regimen. With more and more studies emerging confirming the connection between neck pain and headaches, it is difficult to ignore the concept of assessing headaches caused by neck pain. During a physical therapy session at Cherry Creek Wellness Center, your physical therapist will employ meticulous observation and judgment to determine the best course of action for your headache disorder.
If you are experiencing occasional or frequent headache pain, call Cherry Creek Wellness Center today to see a physical therapist.