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Physical therapy as an alternative treatment for migraines in Jacksonville, NC

Migraine Treatment

Headaches are a phenomenon that most people experience at some point in their lives. Headaches can be triggered by many factors, including collisions, strong smells, bright lights, dehydration and more. Usually, headaches are not serious and go away on their own after a little rest and drinking some water. 

However, head pain caused by migraines is a little different. Migraines occur on a more frequent basis and are stronger than a typical headache. A migraine can cause your vision to go blurry and for you to feel nauseous on top of suffering from severe head pain. That’s why it’s so important for people who suffer from migraines to find treatment from a health care professional.

Physical therapy as an alternative to traditional treatments for migraines

Typically, people with migraines take medications to help manage the pain and prevent migraines from triggering. The problem with this, though, is medications cause undesirable side effects that impact your quality of life. This drives many people to look for an alternative treatment for migraines.

Physical therapy is a type of alternative treatment that can help you manage migraine pain and avoid triggers. It may help you reduce your dependency on medications, which can overall help improve your quality of life.

At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Jacksonville, North Carolina, we customize each of our migraine treatments on an individual basis. If you visit our team for migraine treatment, we will examine your condition and develop a personalized treatment that will likely include some of the following:

  • Stretches — For many, pain and tension in the neck can trigger a migraine. Physical therapists can guide you through stretches and exercises to help improve the condition of your neck to help prevent migraines.
  • Manual therapy — Physical therapists may also use hands-on manual therapy techniques to reduce tension in the head and neck, which helps prevent migraines.
  • Posture guidance — Poor posture contributes to pain in your neck muscles and your spine. Pressure on the nerves in your spine can create pain that stems into your head and triggers migraines. Physical therapists can show you how to correct your posture to help prevent migraines.
  • Relaxation techniques — Some triggers of migraines, like scents, sounds and light sensitivity, cannot be prevented with physical therapy. However, physical therapists can guide you through relaxation techniques to help you get through the moments when migraines are triggered by these kinds of elements. 

Visit Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Jacksonville, NC, for migraine treatment

Do frequent migraines keep interrupting your daily life? Our team at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about migraine treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.