Man suffering from headache


Headaches are a common occurrence for most men and women. The term headache refers to discomfort or pain above the neck but can radiate down to the shoulders. The pain can range from mild to debilitating, including one or both sides of the head, and last a few hours or several days. There are many 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 like migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches are more severe conditions that often have additional, longer-lasting symptoms. Unbeknownst to you, you may be suffering from one of these conditions if you're experiencing:

  • 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 very effective at treating chronic headaches related to musculoskeletal issues. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that tension in the muscles of the face, shoulders, jaw, and neck can be the reason for their chronic headaches. In addition to muscle-related issues, headaches can occur from:

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

In modern times, many patients use physical therapy as their primary way of headache relief. The practice works closely with you to determine the underlying cause of your headaches to see if physical therapy is the best way to bring relief.

High Line Rehab PT offers a range of innovative treatment options that may help get to the root cause. Some of our advanced treatments include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Zero-gravity postural training
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Hot and cold therapies

The practice collaborates with the Floating Lotus spa center to also offer alternative therapies to help provide stress and headache relief. These services include acupuncture, salt-cave therapy, and infrared sauna therapy.

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