According to the International Headache Society, head and neck pain are the third most complained bodily discomfort in the world. These types of pain occur from internal or external injury. Some may opt to take OTC drugs, and some resort to professional therapists to ease the pain. The latter offers more benefits to a person. Here’s why.
A headache and neck pain stems from the cervical spine (neck) structure. This structural imbalance radiates to most parts in the head and neck and show symptoms, such as muscular tenderness, pain on the same side of the head, dizziness, weakness, light-headedness, and nausea. A professional physical/occupational therapist can determine the specific areas where the pain comes from. And through a comprehensive set of physical exercises, one can recover gradually and get back to their normal lives.
The goal of therapy for head and neck pain is to:
- Improve the range of motion around the head and neck
- Strengthen the neck and its supporting muscles
- Prevent recurrence
- Reduce stiffness
Road to Recovery’s head and neck therapy program targets common body discomfort, including:
- Tension Headache
- Migraine Headache
- Cluster Headache
- The Headache that spreads to your neck
- Sinus Headaches
- Rebound Headaches
- Acute Neck Pain
- Chronic Neck Pain