Balance & Gait

18 Ways to Help Balance and Gait

If your head hurts, it's often not from something that's wrong in your head. The Pain signals are being sent, or referred, from another part of the body where there is a pinched nerve or a cramped muscle due to it's misuse or over use.

Symptoms of Headache and Migraine May Include:

  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pain radiating from one eye
  • Pain radiating up the shoulders and around the head
  • Poor Posture

There’s a great saying that goes, “Small hinges swing big doors”, and it’s often the simplest advice that wins in the end. The truth is, without knowing your Headache and Migraine Pain or your history intimately, we cannot tell you which of these will work best for you. During our time as Physical Therapists, we’ve been able to narrow down what really does and doesn’t work when it comes to easing Headache and Migraine Pain. The principles you are about to read include this knowledge.

Here Are Some Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Pain:

  • #1. Stay Hydrated                                                                                              Many Many Headaches are triggered by dehydration. Avoid excessive intake of caffeinated drinks, coffee, alcohol, and energy drinks as it will make you dehydrated.  Water is needed to keep your muscles well hydrated and your brain functioning normally. Keep a bottle of water within reach throughout the day and sip away.
  • #2. Ease Pressure on Your Scalp or Head
    If your ponytail is too tight, it could cause a headache. Headaches could also be brought on by wearing a hat, headband, or even swimming goggles that are too tight. In one study, women who loosened their hair, saw their headache disappear.
  • #3. Improve Your Posture
    The center of gravity through your body starts at the upper part of your neck. If you sit slouched at a computer during the day or hunched over a desk, your neck muscles have to hold the weight of your head up for extended periods. Overtime, the muscles in the middle back become stretched out and weak, making the muscles of the neck overwork. This causes the neck muscles to become tight and irritated.

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