Did you know that physical therapy can help with migraines? Migraines can be highly disruptive in daily life, and we offer treatment that can help relieve those painful headaches. If you’re suffering from migraines and are looking for physical therapy near Hewlett, we invite you to visit us at Advance Physical Therapy.
What is a Migraine?
Migraines are headaches that usually only affect one side of the head. This type of headache is usually throbbing and can be unrelenting, although how long it lasts varies from case to case. In some cases, there is an aura sensation where you might see flashing lights, lines, have altered senses (smell, taste, touch), or tingling sensation in the face and/or hands. Additional migraine symptoms are listed below:
- Pain in the temples
- Temporary visual impairment
Physical Therapy for Migraines
Medications for migraines go to the central nervous system to treat pain. Physical therapy, on the other hand, helps treat the muscles and joints outside the brain and spinal cord. While research hasn’t yet gone as far as saying physical therapy should be incorporated into every migraine patient’s treatment, physical therapy can bring many potential benefits to migraine patients. Some ways physical therapy can help with migraines are listed below:
- Treats musculoskeletal problems related to migraines.
- Helps ease vestibular symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness, loss of balance, and sensitivity to motion.
- Improve postural control impairment (issues related to your stability)
What Techniques are Most Effective for Treating Migraines?
A handful of physical therapy techniques can be useful in treating migraines. It is important to be aware of these, as you can learn to use them on your own or with the help of a family member. Most effective at the beginning of a migraine, physical therapy techniques can help temporarily lessen your pain. If you’re dealing with migraines and are looking for physical therapy near Hewlett, we invite you to visit us at Advance Physical Therapy. Some techniques that can be useful in treating migraines are listed below:
- Massage Therapy
- Ice/Heat Therapy
- Manual Cervical Traction
Physical Therapy Near Hewlett
Serving the community for over 20 years, we invite you to contact Advance Physical Therapy today if you are dealing with migraines and are looking for physical therapy near Hewlett.