Short of turning to the bottle of medication and toughing it out, many people who suffer from chronic migraines worry that there might not be effective treatment options. Migraines are still not fully understood and are not fully curable, which can make it easy to feel like there is no point in seeking professional treatment.
However, migraines can be a serious disruption to your quality of life, affecting your relationships, your productivity at work and your ability to enjoy leisure activities. Health care professionals, from doctors to physical therapists, have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating migraines and can help you develop an effective treatment plan. If you’ve been suffering for any amount of time from this condition, taking a proactive approach to chronic migraine treatment can make a significant difference.
To help you better understand the benefits of seeking treatment for chronic migraines with a physical therapist, we’re sharing the following information. If you have any questions or you’d like to learn more, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.
Why go to physical therapy for chronic migraine treatment?
There is good evidence to support the effectiveness of physical therapy for the treatment of chronic migraines. There can be a number of physical contributors to the development of migraines, including:
- Muscle tension
- Pain in other areas of the body, such as the neck or shoulders
Physical therapists can work to identify these factors and then develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes active and passive exercises, manual therapies, electrical stimulation and other options that can relieve migraine symptoms. Additionally, you can learn to avoid behaviors that trigger migraines and recognize early signs of onset and take preventive measures.
Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation has migraine treatment expertise
Our team of licensed and experienced physical therapists can help you develop an effective treatment plan for chronic migraines based on an evidence-based approach. We’ll work with you one-on-one to understand the causes of your headaches, the previous treatments you’ve attempted and what your long-term wellness goals are. Everyone has a different patient journey, which is why we take a patient-centered approach that is based on trust, respect and strong communication.
Ready to learn more and get your life back from migraine pain? Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.