Headaches & Migraines
Headaches are a pain in any region of the head, and may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, or radiate across the head. Headaches can feel like a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull ache. Headaches can develop gradually or suddenly, and may last from less than an hour to several days.
Migraines are a recurring type of headache. They can cause moderate to severe pain, and can sometimes feel as if it is throbbing or pulsing. Migraines may also have other symptoms, such as nausea and weakness, and can cause sensitivity to light and sound.
American Physical Therapy in Scottsdale utilizes a new protocol using a device approved by the FDA called the Tx360TM to help treat headaches and migraines. This protocol is at the forefront of medicine and aides headache sufferers to live better lives.
What is the Headache Protocol?
The Headache protocol is an integrated headache management and treatment program that addresses all aspects of head pain. To achieve this effectively, a series of medical procedures are integrated with a physical medicine/therapy treatment plan.
The medical doctor component addresses the physiological and chemical imbalances that lead to migraines and associated headaches.
Whereas, the physical medicine/therapy component of the program address any biomechanical imbalances which lead to cervicogenic or tension headaches. Therefore, the protocol is integrated and consists of two main components. The medical doctor component is 4-6 weeks long and is done concurrently with the physical medicine/therapy treatment plan which is also 4-6 weeks long.
The Headache Protocol most effectively treats the following conditions:
- Atypical Facial Pain
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Cluster Headaches
- Tension Headaches
- Migraine Headaches (with or without ocular symptoms)
Want to learn more about how American Physical Therapy may be able to help you overcome headaches or migraines? Please give us a call today to schedule your free consultation!