Headaches & Concussions
We've all had a headache at some point in our lives. But for some people, headaches can be a regular occurrence. In fact, headaches are one of the most common types of pain. There are many different types of headaches that people suffer from, like cluster headaches, migraines, and tension-type headaches. While most headaches are harmless, some can be a sign of a more serious condition, such as a concussion. Therapists in the H2 Health Family provide customized techniques to relieve your symptoms.
HEADACHES TREATMENT & CAUSES
Headaches can often be debilitating if they occur frequently. However, the cause of your headaches may not always be apparent. We aim to investigate the potential causes for your headaches and provide you with an effective treatment plan. There are three main types of headaches that we encounter in our outpatient clinics:
- Tension-type headaches – these are the most common type of headaches people experience. Tension headaches occur in band-like pattern mostly on the forehead. They occur due to extreme or prolonged stress and lack of rest. They are often recurring.
- Cluster headaches – these headaches occur mostly in males and are located around the eyes. The pain usually affects one side of the face and head. It is also preceded by a runny nose and watery eyes. The pain can be very extreme at times. Cluster headaches are sometimes inherited.
- Migraines – the notorious throbbing headache that doesn’t let you sleep, rest, or work. Migraines occur mostly in women and are accompanied by photosensitivity (light sensitivity) and phonophobia (sound sensitivity). It is throbbing in nature and can persist for 72 hours.
We understand how hard it can be to deal with a headache, and we are here to sort it out for you. We’ll work with you to find the cause of your headache and prescribe the right treatment plan for you.
A concussion is a type of brain injury that can occur after a head injury. A concussion occurs due to a sudden acceleration or deceleration of the brain. Since your brain is suspended in a fluid, a sudden pushing or pulling force on the brain can result in injuries. Concussions can be serious and need to be treated urgently.
Symptoms of a concussion can include headache, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Concussions may damage only specific part of your brain. For example, an injury in the motor area of your brain may cause you to have decreased leg strength. If you suspect that you or someone else has a concussion, it's important to see a doctor right away. Concussions can sometimes require hospitalization and even surgery. But with early diagnosis and treatment, most people make a full recovery.
The H2 Health Family of nationwide outpatient physical therapy and rehab centers are the right place for the treatment of your headache. Our qualified teams provide physical therapy, treatments like dry needling, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in the most effective and time-saving manner. Visit us at your nearest location or request an appointment online.