Headaches

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Why Having a Headaches Suck!

Why Headaches Rarely Get Better Without Treatment

The Most Common Headaches

Our Approach to Treating Headaches – Fix the Cause

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Let’s Be Honest, Having a Headache SUCKS!

Dealing with headaches can be both a physical and emotional struggle.

Not only does it limit your ability to exercise, stay strong, or mobil, but drains your energy, affects your mood, and makes it nearly impossible to get anything done.

It's natural to take a painkiller just to get by but, as you know, the longer that you sit at your desk or if you’re stressed out, they seem to keep coming back with no end in sight .

Despite all of this, the pain persists and shows no signs of fading away.

If this situation sounds familiar to you and your headache, rest assured that you're not alone.
We frequently encounter cases of headaches at our clinics in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Estero, FL.

If Your Headaches Continue to Go Untreated, Things Will Likely Only Get Worse…

Headaches is an all-too-common affliction that plagues countless individuals and has a high probability of turning into chronic pain.

We don’t write that to scare you but to help educate you and let you know that it doesn’t have to be this way.

We’ve heard too many stories over the years of I’ll just “rest” and see how it goes.

Another common scenario many of our patient's experience is being advised to change your chair, be less stressed out, drink more water, and “try these painkillers” to see if it improves.
Although these things may have merit from time-to-time, they’re not really addressing the root cause of the headache and patients find themselves back at their doctor’s office because the pain hasn't subsided.

Unfortunately, they are often prescribed stronger medications and advised to rest even more or they result in injections or surgery they may not need.

Has something like this happened to you with your headache?

There are various reasons why headaches linger more so than they should.
It's easy to become confused when you receive different explanations from different sources.

Many people are willing to offer advice, but not all is reliable or credible.

The truth is most headaches stem from years of poor posture and tighntess of the neck, sub-occipital, and scapular muscles and you can get better & get completely cured.

The Signs & Symptoms of headaches

The majorty of patient’s with TMJ will compalin of pain when talking or chewing their food.

Poor Posture

Degenerative Disc Disease

Sprain / Strain

Hypermobility Syndrome

The dura mater is a thin membrane that encircles the brain. The dura mater spasms near the small muscles at the base of the skull when stressed. These spasms send pain signals to the brain, causing headaches. These spasms can be caused by repetitive movements or poor neck/head posture.

If you’re experiencing pain in the top three cervical vertebrae, you most likely have a cervicogenic headache. Concussions, arthritis, or even work-related strain can cause cervicogenic headaches. These headaches are more common in people who work in jobs that require a regular down-turned head or neck motion.

Excessive pressure on the neck can cause musculoskeletal headaches. The most common causes are muscle imbalances, postural problems, or injury, but emotional stress can also play a role. Whiplash, like other neck injuries, can cause muscle and connective tissue strain, which can lead to musculoskeletal headaches.

A neurological condition can cause migraines. They may cause acute or chronic sensitization of specific areas of the brain and nerves that supply sensation to the head and face. It is not clear the exact cause of migraines, but it’s possible they are hereditary. Migraines are not a chronic condition.

Instead, they are frequently caused by a combination of factors such as your diet, emotional stress, abnormal postures, and neck/head muscle joint problems. Your therapist can reduce the severity and frequency of your migraine episodes by addressing “trigger areas” in the head, neck, jaw, and face.

Chronic daily headaches are frequently associated with mixed headaches. This means that your discomfort could be the result of cervicogenic, tension, or migraine headaches, as well as medication overuse or rebound headaches.

The Different Types of Headaches We Treat

Although headaches are usually cervicogenic and musculoskeletal in nature, there are some red flags that must be ruled out.

This is just one of the many reasons why you need to see an expert sooner rather than later.

The three most common headache are:

1) Cervicogneic Headache 

A cervicogenic headache is a type of headache that originates from the cervical spine (neck) and refers pain to the head. It occurs due to dysfunction or irritation of the structures in the neck, such as the joints, muscles, ligaments, or nerves. Here are some key points about cervicogenic headaches:

Cervicogenic headaches can be triggered by various factors, including poor posture, neck injuries (such as whiplash), degenerative changes in the cervical spine, muscle imbalances, or nerve compression. Usually pain with start in the neck and progress it’s way up to the back of the head and even around the side ot the front. This is called a “ram’s horn”. Wit these type of headaches, the symptoms are usually only on one side.

2) Tension Hedache 

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache experienced by people. They are often described as a mild to moderate, steady, and pressing or tightening sensation around the head. Here are some key points about tension headaches:

Tension headaches are typically caused by muscle tension and stress. Factors that can contribute to their onset include poor posture, prolonged periods of sitting or computer work, emotional stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and jaw clenching.The pain from a tension headache is usually felt on both sides of the head, as if a tight band is wrapped around it. It can also extend to the neck and shoulders.Tension headaches are often characterized by a constant, dull or aching pain. Unlike migraines, they don't typically cause nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light or sound.

3) Migrane 

Migraine is a neurological disorder characterized by recurring moderate to severe headaches that are often accompanied by other symptoms. Migraine episodes, also known as migraine attacks, can vary in frequency, duration, and intensity. Here's some information about migraines:

Symptoms: Migraine attacks typically involve throbbing or pulsating head pain, usually on one side of the head. The pain is often accompanied by additional symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light (photophobia), and sound (phonophobia). Some individuals may experience aura, which refers to sensory disturbances like visual changes (flashing lights, blind spots), tingling or numbness in the face or extremities, or difficulty speaking.

Triggers: Migraines can be triggered by various factors, which can vary among individuals. Common triggers include hormonal changes (such as fluctuations during the menstrual cycle), certain foods or beverages (e.g., chocolate, caffeine, aged cheeses), specific smells or odors, lack of sleep, stress, sensory stimuli (bright lights, loud noises), weather changes, and certain medications.

Duration and Frequency: Migraine attacks can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. The frequency of migraines varies from person to person, with some experiencing them occasionally, while others may have them multiple times a month.

Here’s How We Can Help Get to the Root Cause of Your Headache – The Gray Method

Are you tired of ineffective headache treatments that only target the symptoms, leaving the underlying cause untouched? 

At Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance], we believe in a different approach—one that addresses the root cause of your headaches, providing long-lasting relief without relying on painkillers, resting, or surgery.

Most medical providers merely scratch the surface when it comes to headache treatment. They offer painkillers, injections, or even surgery without truly understanding the unique nature of each patient's headache. That's where the Gray Method sets itself apart.

Our team recognizes that every patient's headache is different, which is why we tailor our treatment to suit your individual needs. With a focus on uncovering the underlying reasons behind your headaches, we aim to provide lasting relief and improved quality of life.

Our holistic approach encompasses education, empowering you with the knowledge and tools necessary to actively manage your headaches. Through self-care strategies and expert advice, we equip you with effective techniques that go beyond simple pain management.

Don't settle for temporary fixes or one-size-fits-all treatments.

Experience the difference of the Gray Method and discover a path to long-term headache relief. 

Watch our informative video to learn more about our approach and how we can help you find freedom from chronic headaches.

Don’t Let Headaches Slow You Down Any Longer…

Don't let headaches hold you back any longer. We understand the challenges you face, but there is hope for a pain-free future. You are not alone on this journey.

At our clinic, we recognize that each individual's experience with headaches is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That's why we specialize in creating personalized treatment programs designed specifically for you.

If you're ready to bid farewell to headaches once and for all and are seeking a natural solution, look no further. Our dedicated team is here to help. We are committed to working with motivated individuals who are willing to put in the effort to regain their lives.

Please note that our approach requires active patient participation and a genuine commitment to your own well-being. If you're serious about overcoming your headaches and ready to take control of your health, we invite you to contact our office today.

Our Headache Treatment Success Stories

Andre Nesfield

Lee Country Strikers Coach

Randy Henderson

Former Mayor of Fort Myers

Susan Copeland

Pickleball Player

What’s Your Next Step?

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