Why do I get headaches every day?

Headache Treatment

Have you been asking yourself, “Why do I get headaches every day?” If you have, you aren’t alone. A study by the Migraine Research Foundation showed more than 4 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic daily migraines on any given day. However, there may be a way you can break your cycle of headaches thanks to the team at Panther Physical Therapy.

At Panther Physical Therapy, our team has been helping people find the physical therapy they need since 2003. In fact, many of our staff believes so strongly in our mission that they’ve been here since our practice opened 16 years ago. During that time, our dedicated team has had lots of practice creating personalized therapy plans for a variety of injuries and medical conditions. We’ll always begin the process by asking you to share your questions, concerns and therapy goals with us. We’ll then combine this information with the therapies at our disposal to create the most effective possible therapy program for you. This type of therapy plan may be particularly helpful if you’re getting headaches every day.

Two reasons you may be getting headaches every day

Our team at Panther Physical Therapy knows there are many reasons you may be getting headaches every day. However, there are two headache causes we see more often in our offices.

The first issue that may be causing your daily headaches is you may have an undiagnosed neck injury. Our team has seen people come into our offices complaining of headaches when their headaches are actually being caused by an undiagnosed neck injury. For instance, you may have been in a car accident within the past few days and sustained a neck injury. However, your injury may not have started causing issues until now. Our team knows neck injuries like whiplash can easily cause daily headaches if left untreated because of your cervical plexus. This structure is a set of eight nerves that branch off your spine and end in your shoulders, neck and head, and it’s the reason pain signals from your neck may also be causing pain in your head.

A second issue that may be causing you to have headaches every day is poor head and neck posture. Our team knows many people have jobs that require long hours hunched over a computer. Other people may simply spend lots of time every day looking down at their cell phone. However, both of these tasks can cause you pain because they promote poor head and neck posture. Our team knows this poor posture can put excessive strain on your neck and shoulder muscles, which may turn into stiffness, tension and pain that may also cause headaches.

If you’re dealing with either a neck injury or poor posture that’s causing you to have daily headaches, our Panther Physical Therapy team is here to help. We offer a variety of helpful services in our Harmony, Allison Park and Wexford, Pennsylvania offices that may help correct your neck problems and reduce how many headaches you have. All you have to do to start treating the headaches you get every day is take one easy step.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule a free 15-minute screening.

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