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Headaches and Migraines

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If you’ve suffered from headaches and migraines for some time, you know how debilitating they can be. Whether you’re experiencing tension-type headaches, post-injury, or post-concussion headaches, focused manual therapy can help. Gentle techniques such as CranioSacral Therapy can also relieve head pressure, migraine symptoms, and release fascia for longer-lasting relief.

UNDERSTANDING headaches and migraines

“Globally, headache disorders affect approximately 40% of the population, or 3.1 billion people in 2021, and are more common in females compared to males. Migraines, tension-type headaches and medication-overuse headaches are of public health importance since they are responsible for high population levels of disability and ill health” (WHO). If you’re suffering from headaches or migraines and haven’t tried manual therapy, there is hope.

COMMON Headache SYMPTOMS

  • Intense throbbing pain
  • Pain around or behind the eyes
  • Pain at the base of the skull, forehead, or temples
  • Pain that is often relieved from hydration, rest, and releasing tension in the head and neck

COMMON Migraine SYMPTOMS

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, or smell

Possible Causes of Headaches and Migraines

  • Mental, emotional, and physical stress
  • Trauma such as a car accident, whiplash, work or sport accident or collision
  • Poor posture
  • Dehydration or hunger
  • Jaw tension and clenching
  • Dilation in the blood vessels of the brain due to a release of serotonin and histamines. They can be caused by physical exertion, bright lights or even altitude (Penn Medicine).

How Rx Bodywork Can Help You

Tyler specializes in helping his patients find long-term relief from headaches and migraines. He has the best results from symptoms caused from tension and trauma. Using specific myofascial and trigger point release as well CranioSacral Therapy, Tyler is able to release tension, pressure, drain lymphatics, and balance tissue throughout the head, neck, and spine.