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How to help your patients with headaches

We know that headaches are one of the most prevalent and complicated conditions in medicine: It’s estimated that 3% of all patients in a PC waiting room suffer from some form of headache.

There are different types of headaches but 60% of all headaches are appropriate for physical therapy treatment. Cervicogenic and Tension headaches respond to physical therapy treatment; specifically, treatment by a skilled manual therapist.

  • Cervicogenic headache is actually pain referred to the head from a problem in the neck with either a disc or a facet joint
  • Tension headaches are caused by over-activity in the muscles in the neck and thoracic region that also results in pain being referred to the head.

Headaches are often complicated, and can present with several contributing  factors. Patients suffering from headaches often bounce around physicians, don’t respond to medications and are prone to end up getting prescribed opioids. Consider this video testimonial from a recent patient who battled severe headache pain for years before being referred to Results for treatment.

If you have a headache patient that doesn’t seem vascular or suffering from a true migraine, and is not responding to medications, we can help. Results PT is different than other PT companies because every PT is manually trained. We can help you with these difficult patients.

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With over 140 locations in nine states (and growing), Results likely has a physical therapy clinic conveniently located near you.

Results Physiotherapy Locations

With over 140 locations in nine states (and growing), Results likely has a physical therapy clinic conveniently located near you.

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