Physiotherapy can be a great treatment option for individuals who are looking to seek relief from chronic headaches. At Hallmark Physiotherapy, we will work to identify the potential underlying causes of your headache through a thorough evaluation. From there, we will develop a customised rehabilitation plan that caters to your unique needs and goals to help you alleviate your chronic headache
1) Dizziness and Balance
Dizziness can be caused by a number of factors, including mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, stress, motion sickness, and sleep disorders. Though not life-threatening, dizziness is an uncomfortable feeling and can lead to more serious issues like falls or car accidents.
A headache is a common symptom of a variety of conditions, including sinusitis, sinus infection, and migraine. It can be caused by a number of factors, including stress, poor posture, lack of sleep, and too much caffeine consumption. Headaches usually occur on one side of the head, in front of the eyes (orbital pain), along the jawbone (pericranial pain), or on one side of the face (vertigo). The pain experienced can be sharp or dull and fluctuate in intensity and frequency over time.
Vertigo is dizziness that creates a false sense that one is or their surroundings are spinning or moving. It may feel similar to motion sickness, but is different from the feeling of light-headedness. Vertigo occurs as a result of a problem in the inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or in the brain (central vertigo).
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo, creating an intense and brief sense that one is spinning or moving, triggered by a quick and sudden change in head movement. Although it can be bothersome, it is rarely serious, except when it increases the chance of falling.
4) Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
TMJ disorders cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. This pain may be due to a combination of factors, including genetics, arthritis, or jaw injury. Some individuals who experience jaw pain also tend to clench or grind their teeth. TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when one opens their mouth or chews.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders may include pain or tenderness of the jaw, aching pain in around the ear, difficulty chewing or pain while chewing, aching facial pain, and locking of the joint, making opening and closing of the mouth difficult.