Tuesday
Jan122010

 Headaches

Headaches

A headache can be any pain caused by a disturbance in the pain receptors in the head. Common types of headaches include tension headaches, migraines, and sinus headaches. They can be caused by muscle contractions, blood vessel contractions, and sinus infections.

What Kind Of Symptoms May I Feel?

  • Pain can vary from mild to intense and can be constant or throbbing
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Nausea or vomiting

(lf you are experiencing any of the above symptoms we recommend you contact your physician)

How Can Inspirit Help Me?

At Inspirit Therapy Associates we carefully examine each patient to gain a full understanding of their specific headache issue.  Our goal is to reduce or eliminate chronic headaches improving your quality of life.  By working together with one of our therapists we can identify and change physical habits or conditions that affect chronic headaches.

Physical therapy for chronic daily headaches typically focuses on the upper body, including the upper back, neck, and face.  At Inspirit we will assess and improve your body posture, which can aggravate headaches. During office sessions, we frequently use manual therapy, such as a massage, stretching, or joint movement to release muscle tension. Other methods to relax muscles include heat packs, ice packs, and electrical stimulation.  We also teach chronic headache sufferers at-home exercises to strengthen and stretch muscles that may be triggering headaches. We strongly encourage all of our patients to take an active role in their rehabilitation by routinely doing specific exercises, and by making changes to their lifestyle.

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Contact Inspirit Therapy Associates

Phone: 920.338.9670
Fax: 920.338.9680
Email: feelbetter@inspiritpt.com

Or contact us by mail:

Inspirit Therapy Associates
3208 East River Drive
Green Bay, WI 54301

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