Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults. You may have a headache along with another minor health problem such as a sore throat, cold or sinus problem. These usually resolve with treatment for bacterial or viral infection and rest.

Headaches that persist can be a symptom of a more serious condition. If you experience chronic and frequent headaches, see your primary care physician. If your doctor has ruled out life threatening cause for your headaches,you may be a candidate for physical therapy and can be effectively treated by us at Synergy Therapeutic Group.

Researchers have found that 1 in 4 headaches originate from the neck joints and muscles. These headaches are known as cervicogenic headaches (from neck).Chronic headaches are often caused by traumatic or over-use injuries to the neck, jaw or shoulder. Car accidents, athletic injuries, physical abuse, poor work ergonomics, stress, prolonged dental procedures, postural abnormalities, and even improper head support while sleeping can cause headaches as well. Some chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia can also cause headaches. Pain that starts at the base of the skull then radiates over the ear and down toward the shoulder is a common finding. This headache feels like somebody is grabbing from back of your head. Sometimes it feels like a migraine and is usually not alleviated by pain medications, this type of headache is often associated with ringing in the ear, jaw pain, an earache and/or dizziness. We have amazing success treating this type of patients.

I was here for therapy as a recommendation of my doctor. I was suffering from headaches/neck pain for the last 52 years. My pain was at times 10/10. Now after a few visits I have no neck pain, few times I had headaches, it goes away very quickly.

(Ethel, Marion, IL)

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