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Most pain management therapists believe they are able to distinguish between clients presenting with common headaches and more serious conditions such as migraines. Although most recognize that not all headaches are migraines, few can truly differentiate the inherent subtleties between the two disorders. In fact, there are more than 300 different types of headaches, each with different causes, kinds of pain, onset and frequency. Why are migraines different? The word “Migraine” come...
Posted on 2018-07-30
Cervicogenic Headaches vs. Migraines: How to tell the difference and how a skilled Physical Therapist can help. 36 Million Americans are affected by chronic headaches each year; that’s 12% of the population! You may be suffering from chronic migraines if you have more than 15 headaches per month, with at least 8 of these accompanied by the following symptoms: A headache that lasts more than 4 hours Nausea or vomiting Sensitivity to light Sensitivity to sound Changes in vision, sen...
Posted on 2018-07-17
Headaches are a common problem and are not very pleasant. They range from needing to lay in bed with the room being dark to just annoying and taking the edge off your day. In general, they are divided into to two main groups migraines and tension. Migraine is thought to be the result of constriction of blood vessels whereas tension headaches are due to tight muscles. Migraines are often on one side of the upper neck and head while tension headaches may affect both sides. There is a third type ...
Posted on 2018-06-25
10 Health Benefits of Dogs (Wagging Tails). Whether you’re a dog owner, volunteer, or good neighbor, spending time with dogs can have a positive effect on your overall well-being.  If you’ve ever had to leave or have lost a furry friend, you know how much a part of your life they fill. Some people go as far as saying: get healthy, get a dog. Here are 10 key benefits of dogs: 1. Improve your heart health Studies have shown that having a canine companion is linked to lower blo...
Posted on 2018-05-06
Are you at risk for dizziness and balance related falls?. An older adult falls every second of every day in America and every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall.  Almost equally concerning is that the cost of the average fall-related hospitalization is $30,000, with falls ranking 5th in terms of highest personal health care spending. By the year 2030, one in five Americans will be at least 65 years of age, and without preventive efforts, the CDC estimates there may be 49 million f...
Posted on 2018-04-14
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