South Toledo: Neck Pain, Headaches & Stress

“ Can Physical Therapy Really Relieve My Headaches? ” The Cause Of Most Headaches Headaches can range from minor nagging pains to full-blown migraines that can knock you off your feet for extended periods of time. Any headache, whether it causes high pain or not, should be a warning sign that there are other underlying issues. Prolonged stress can result in muscle tension changes, making you feel stiff and achy in the neck, shoulders and the upper back. You may also feel pain in these areas, and can even experience radiating symptoms into the arms and hands. Many people who are under a great deal of stress often experience these types of symptoms, with the most intense pain usually located in the back and sides of the neck. A very common technique to relieve pain and stress in the neck, upper back and shoulders is through the use of massage. At South Toledo Physical Therapy we provide many forms of manual techniques, including massage, to help you regain mobility and decrease tension in the involved areas. Real Relief While massage may help relieve some of the symptoms of muscle pain and tightness, physical therapy goes far beyond to evaluate and treat the root cause of the issues. Our physical therapy experts are trained in specialized hands-on treatments to help you quickly reduce your pain and get you back to completing all of your favorite activities without impairment. Furthermore, through our treatments, patients will benefit from improved motion, improved posture and will be educated on how to prevent the problems from reoccurring. Our therapists will teach you gentle exercises and self-help techniques to prevent daily stress related muscle pain and tightness. Regularly relieving your daily tension can help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.

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