Everyone has a headache every now and then, but a migraine is less common. Migraines are characterized by the severe throbbing in the head (either on one or both sides), dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and, in extreme cases, vomiting. Migraines can last anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days, the duration varies from person to person. Most people treat their migraines with over the counter medication; however, if you have chronic migraines you may need to consult a doctor. Physical Therapy for Migraines on Long Island can be an effective way of treating chronic migraines by targeting the physical causes of migraine pain.

Advance Physical Therapy offers physical therapy for migraines on Long Island in Wantagh, Lindenhurst, Valley Stream, as well as Astoria. Physical therapy treatments for migraines focus on easing the nerves in peripheral joints and muscles. Due to close nerve paths of the head and neck, neck issues can cause pain to radiate to the head. Muscle tightness in the spine can also cause pain in the head. Not all migraines are caused by these reasons; however, if you feel these situations apply to you, physical therapy may be the best option.

Physical therapy for migraines on Long Island consists of exercises that reduce tension and stress on the joints. With this method of treatment, it is even possible to prevent migraines in the future.

Typical treatments:

  • Evaluation by a physical therapist
  • After determining the probable areas of causation, specific methods will be used to target these areas
  • Ice/Heat packs
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Muscular releases
  • Mobilizations (Shoulder, Back, Neck, and Rib)
  • Stretches(Neck and Pectoral)
  • Cervical traction
  • Muscle Energy Techniques

Some patients have reported immediate relief upon starting a Physical therapy for migraines on Long Island and due to its medication free treatments, physical therapy offers great and long-lasting relief from migraines. For more information about physical therapy services, or to schedule an appointment with Advance Physical Therapy, click here!