For most people, it begins with hearing your heart pounding in the ears. Next, pain builds in your head, and you feel like all you want to do is lay down. This basic process is how many people experience pounding headaches every day. Luckily, there’s a physical therapy team that can help you find pounding headache treatment.
At Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, our team has been offering eastern New Jersey residents high-quality physical therapy for years. Our main goal when working with our patients is to help them find the most direct rehabilitation path. To help us achieve this goal, we rely on highly trained team members and personalized therapy plans. One type of therapy we can develop individual plans for is pounding headache treatment.
Issues that may result in you needing pounding headache treatment
Many people aren’t aware of just how necessary pounding headache treatment can be. However, there are certain issues that may result in chronic pounding headaches, and our team can help you find treatment for many of these issues.
For instance, herniated cervical discs may cause pounding headaches as one of their side effects. Cervical discs are located in your neck, and their job is to provide padding between your neck vertebrae. However, these discs can be torn in ways that include impacts from playing sports and whiplash from car accidents. When a cervical disc is torn, the jelly-like interior of the disc may poke out, or herniate, through the tear. This can result in nerve irritation that causes chronic headaches.
Poor neck posture can also cause chronic pounding headaches. More and more people have jobs that involve sitting and staring at a computer screen for hours at a time. For many of these people, poor monitor placement can lead to posture problems. A lack of frequent rest breaks can also contribute to poor posture. Poor neck posture can lead to issues like decreased blood flow and pinched cervical nerves. In turn, these issues can cause chronic pounding headaches if left untreated.
Our team at Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation can help you develop a treatment plan for your headaches that may include therapies such as:
- Manual therapy
- Postural education
- Active Release Techniques®
- Massage therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Targeted stretches
- Strengthening exercises
Finding the best pounding headache treatment for you doesn’t have to be hard. Our team is here to help you through every step of your treatment process. All you’ll have to do to get started is take one easy step.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.