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Category Archives: Headaches

4 Jul, 2019

What is a Headache and How Can It Stop Your Everyday Activities?

Many of us have probably experienced headaches at one point or another and some of us may have even experienced migraines. What exactly is a headache? In its simplest form, a headache is pressure from something on your brain. A headache can be broken down into two main causes: Headaches from external pressure Headaches that

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2 Jul, 2019

Forget the Advil, Try These Steps to Relieve Your Headache

Anatomy of Your Head To understand the two main causes of headaches, and steps you can take to relieve headaches, you need to first understand the anatomy of your head. Your skull is a combination of multiple bones that when put together, form a general circle and thus, a hard protective layer around your brain.

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8 May, 2019

Headaches – Poor Posture May Be To Blame

Poor posture may be causing us headaches, discomfort and stiffness.  Headaches can be debilitating and prevent us from playing with our children, having dinner with our families, and completing our daily tasks such as doing the dishes or laundry. How is your posture?  Many of us have sedentary jobs at a desk and/or use mobile

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6 Mar, 2019

Ever had a nagging headache that just wouldn’t go away?

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT Ever had a nagging headache that just wouldn’t go away? Headaches can start for a variety of causes including muscular tension and weakness in the neck, stress, dehydration or low blood sugar, outdated reading glass prescriptions, or something sinister like a stroke, head injury, or other systemic problems in the body.

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29 Nov, 2018

How Physical Therapy Can Get Rid of Your Headaches

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Headaches are something we have probably all experienced at some point in our lives. In fact, some people experience daily headaches. A headache is associated with pain anywhere in the head or scalp. Sometimes, pain occurs in the neck. The symptoms of a headache can range from an ache or tension-like

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9 Oct, 2018

Why isn’t heat, massage getting rid of that headache for good?

By Mike Bills, MS PT The problem with headaches is that typically, the small muscles in our neck and those covering our skull have gotten into a more permanent state of tightness and pressure. This is why our headaches will often go away for a day or two but then come back. Just like all

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28 Aug, 2018

Ever experienced Recurring Headaches or Migraines?

If you have recurring headaches or migraines then you are well aware of the possible debilitating pressure and pain that can prevent you from the likelihood of either getting out of bed or it landing you in bed away from the lights and sounds that can compound the pain.  It can take your entire day

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27 Apr, 2018

Three tips to stand up straighter with less discomfort

By: Devin Wurman, DPT These days, more people are working sedentary jobs at a desk and/or using mobile technology for their day to day communications. Think about how you sit when you do these things. How is your posture? It’s so easy for us to slip into a poor posture when we’re mindlessly reading emails

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13 Apr, 2018

Tight Muscles or Knots

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA Neck problems, neck spasms and general neck pain are common complaints in the orthopedic rehab world, and we’ve certainly treated our share of patients who suffer from various conditions related to neck pain at LSTC. With the high prevalence of desk jobs, the influx of cell phone use, computer use and

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6 Mar, 2018

5 Causes of Poor Posture

By Alyssa Burke, LPTA I don’t know about you, but growing up I constantly heard “stand up straight”, “don’t slouch”, “keep your shoulders back”. Good posture is something that we are taught but don’t always think about as we carry on with our daily activities until we start to notice aches and pains. It’s often

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