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NY 10004
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NY 10016
Monday – Friday
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Downtown office

26 Broadway, Suite 931,

NY 10004

Monday – Friday
08:00 AM – 07:00 PM

Midtown office

274 Madison Ave, Suite 1001,

NY 10016

Monday – Friday
08:00 AM – 07:00 PM

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What is Headaches?

A headache is a pain in your head or face that’s often described as a pressure that’s throbbing, constant, sharp or dull. Headaches can differ greatly in regard to pain type, severity, location and frequency. Headaches are a very common condition that most people will experience many times during their lives. They’re the most common form of pain and are a major reason cited for days missed at work or school, as well as visits to healthcare providers.


Headache pain results from signals interacting among your brain, blood vessels and surrounding nerves. During a headache, multiple mechanisms activate specific nerves that affect muscles and blood vessels. These nerves send pain signals to your brain, causing a headache.
Types of headaches :
There are more than 150 types of headaches. While most headaches aren’t dangerous, certain types can be a sign of a more serious condition. They fall into two main categories:
  • Primary Headaches
  • Secondary headaches.

Primary Headaches :

Dysfunction or over-activity of pain-sensitive features in your head cause primary headaches. They’re not a symptom of or caused by an underlying medical condition. Some people may have genes that make them more likely to develop primary headaches.
Types of primary headaches include :
  • Tension-type headaches (most common type of headache).
  • Migraine headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • New daily persistent headaches (NDPH).

Secondary Headaches :

An underlying medical condition causes secondary headaches. They’re considered a symptom or sign of a condition.
Types of secondary headaches that aren’t necessarily dangerous and resolve once the underlying condition is treated include :
  • Dehydration headache
  • Sinus headaches
  • Medication overuse headaches


Physical Therapy :

A physical therapist will perform a full examination to diagnose the type of headache. Based on their findings, they will develop the most effective treatment plan.
Physical therapy has been proven to:
  • Decrease or resolve the intensity, frequency, and duration of headaches.
  • Decrease medication use.
  • Improve function and mobility.
  • Improve ease of motion in the neck.
  • Improve quality of life.
A physical therapist treatment plan for headaches may include :
Manual therapy :
Proven hands-on techniques can:
  • Relieve joint and muscle stiffness.
  • Increase mobility of the head and neck.
  • Decrease muscle tension and spasms.
  • Improve muscle performance.
Some physical therapists also provide dry needling for certain types of headaches.
Exercise :
Research has shown that various types of exercises can:
  • Decrease pain.
  • Improve endurance.
  • Decrease inflammation.
  • Promote overall healing.
In addition to prescribed exercises, customized home-exercise programs are an essential part of the treatment plan. Our Physical Therapist in New York works with each patient to develop programs to meet their specific needs.

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