Where to find headache treatment options in Harmony, Pennsylvania

Harmony, PA Headache Treatment

Panther Physical Therapy in Harmony, Pennsylvania are experts in treating chronic headaches and migraines. For patients who suffer severe migraines, the sensitivity to light and sound for hours or days can wreck plans for a normal day. Fortunately, the Harmony, Pennsylvania office of Panther Physical Therapy offers several specialized treatment options to treat chronic headaches.

Trigger point therapy

Often, headaches can arise as a secondary condition to other disease or illness in the body. Neck problems are a common issue that can cause cervicogenic headaches. The most common cause of cervicogenic headaches is caused by poor posture keeping the head tilted forward. This puts lots of strain on the muscles in the neck and can cause tension and stiffness.

Trigger point therapy works by applying firm pressure to the pain point. This is usually the hard knot that you feel just under your skin. The pressure is applied to elicit a twitch response in the muscle to relax it. It is very effective for neck pain and headaches.

Therapeutic exercise

Physical therapy exercise goes beyond rehabbing people after a surgical procedure. Many types of therapeutic exercise can help people relieve their headache symptoms including:

  • Range of motion exercises to build strength and flexibility in the neck
  • Posture exercises aimed to correct alignment problems which can cause headaches
  • Relaxation techniques such as ice, heat and massage to help relieve tension
  • Muscle building exercises to improve core strength and stability

While it may seem counterintuitive, exercise can help strengthen weaker areas of the body. It also releases endorphins which can help you feel better.

Scheduling headache treatment with Panther Physical Therapy

Headaches do not have to put you out of commission for hours or days while you are dealing with the symptoms. Physical therapy can help you regain your quality of life and reduce your headache and migraine symptoms. Panther Physical Therapy will create a customized treatment plan with you to help meet your wellness goals. If you or a loved one suffers from chronic headaches, contact Panther Physical Therapy today to set up your free 15-minute screening.