Headache

High Line Rehab PT

Doctors of Physical Therapy & Physical Therapy located in Midtown, New York, NY

There is a wide range of possible causes for frequent headaches, and physical therapy may be effective for treating many of them. At High Line Rehab PT in Midtown Manhattan, Nadim Elshazly, DPT, and Hisham Senan, DPT, OCS, offer this innovative approach to managing your headaches or migraines. For a consultation and pain relief, call the New York City office or schedule an appointment online today.

Headache

What is a headache?

Headaches are a common occurrence for most men and women. The term headache refers to discomfort or pain above the neck that could range from mild to debilitating, include one or both sides of the head, and last a few hours or several days.

Migraines are more severe headaches that often have additional, longer-lasting symptoms. When you have a headache or migraine, you may have other symptoms, such as:

  • Eye or ear pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Neck or jaw tension
  • Shoulder pain
  • Nausea
  • Visual disturbances


There are many possible causes of headaches, including dehydration, stress, poor diet, sinus congestion, tumors, vascular problems, food allergies, musculoskeletal tension, and poor posture. High Line Rehab PT can help treat several of the more common causes of headaches.

How can physical therapy improve my headaches?

Physical therapy and other holistic treatments can be very effective at treating chronic headaches related to musculoskeletal issues. Many people don’t realize that tension in the muscles of their face, shoulders, jaw, and neck can be the reason for their chronic headaches. 

The physical therapy experts at High Line Rehab PT can help relieve headaches associated with:

  • Muscle tension
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Disc problems
  • Poor posture
  • Neck or back pain
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder


Many patients use physical therapy as their primary way of treating chronic headaches. The practice works closely with you to determine the underlying cause of your headaches to see if physical therapy is the best way to treat your pain. If so, they create a customized plan of care to relieve your pain. 

What are the treatments for headaches?

High Line Rehab PT offers a range of innovative treatment options that may help get to the root cause of your chronic headaches. Advanced treatments include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Zero-gravity postural training
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Hot and cold therapies


The practice collaborates with the Floating Lotus spa center to also offer alternative therapies to relieve stress and head pain, including acupuncture, salt-cave therapy, and infrared sauna therapy. 

For a consultation and personalized treatment plan, call or schedule an appointment online with High Line Rehab PT today.

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