Man suffering from headache


Headaches are a common occurrence for both men and women. The term "headache" refers to discomfort or pain above the neck but can radiate down to the shoulders. The pain can vary in intensity, ranging from mild to debilitating. Headaches can affect one or both sides of the head and may last for a few hours or several days. There are numerous possible causes of headaches, including:

  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Sinus congestion
  • Tumors
  • Vascular problems
  • food allergies
  • Musculoskeletal tension
  • Poor posture
  • Caffeine withdrawal
  • Hypertension

Headache causing conditions

Additionally, conditions such as migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches are more severe and often accompanied by additional, longer-lasting symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may be unknowingly suffering from one of these conditions:

  • Constant headache pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Severe pain behind the eyes
  • Neck or jaw tension
  • Shoulder pain
  • Nausea
  • Visual disturbances


Physical therapy and other holistic treatments can be highly effective in treating chronic headaches related to musculoskeletal issues. Unfortunately, many individuals are unaware that tension in the muscles of the face, shoulders, jaw, and neck can be the underlying cause of their chronic headaches. In addition to muscle-related issues, headaches can also arise from various other factors, including:

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

In modern times, many patients rely on physical therapy as their primary method of relieving headaches. At High Line Rehab, we work closely with you to identify the underlying cause of your headaches and determine if physical therapy is the most suitable approach for providing relief.

High Line Rehab provides a range of innovative treatment options that can help address the root cause of your headaches. Some of our advanced treatments include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • shockwave
  • Tecar
  • Myofascial release
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Hot and cold therapies

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