Headaches & Migraines Eden Prairie, MN

Headaches & Migraines

Julie J.

"My husband, who was a patient, suggested I come to Wellspring Health Center because of my ongoing headaches. Usually, I lived with having to take Excedrin Migraine. After care at Wellspring, my body feels freer – I'm not so bound up, and certainly not plagued by daily headaches. Wellspring is well named. It is a place of tranquility to foster wellness as a springboard to living life well. The staff is superb! So caring, positive, calm, capable, and kind. I feel so blessed to have benefited from their knowledge and care."

Jason P.

"I came to Wellspring Health Center because certain movements were causing shooting pain in my right back, knee, hip, shoulder, neck and causing headaches. In an attempt to avoid the pains, I stopped exercising and spent a lot of time laying on the couch. After treatment at Wellspring, I feel more ready to pursue hobbies I was forgetting about like my favorite, mountain biking, and playing with my daughter is so much easier. My appointments at Wellspring were often the high point of my day. Everyone was very friendly and I left feeling both invigorated and relaxed."

Diana N.

"I came to Wellspring Health Center with low back pain and neck pain. I was constantly sore at work and would get frequent headaches. After my care I noticed a change, especially in exercise, I noticed my core working as the central muscle, which I contribute to my pain going away. It makes working out and activities so much easier and beneficial."

Miriam M.

"Before coming to Wellspring Health Center, I assumed I would have to live with the pain in my body (neck, shoulders and severe headaches and migraines). However, the first thing I was told when I came here was that I don't have to live with pain. Wellspring gave me hope and I can now say that I feel amazing! The staff is amazing, you make everyone feel special!"

Headaches Getting You Down? Physical Therapy Can Help

Did You Know You Can Find Headache and Migraine Relief with Physical Therapy?

Approximately 80-90% of people across the U.S. endure occasional or frequent tension headaches – so you are not alone. In fact, headaches are the third most commonly reported source of pain across the world.

While physical therapy isn’t normally someone’s first thought when they have a headache, it can really help. Most of the time, the common reaction is to take some form of pain-relieving medication.

This may help to relieve pain in the short-term, but if you are constantly suffering from headaches or migraines, pain relief drugs will not provide you with the same long-term effects that physical therapy will.

A greater majority of headaches are attributed to cervicogenic headaches, meaning that they are related to the neck in some form.

Poor posture, stress, and other factors can contribute to weakness, strain, and injury to the neck muscles and joints. This pain radiates up into the scalp, side of the head, and even the forehead, depending on the area of the neck involved.

If you live in Eden Prairie, MN, or the surrounding areas and suffer from headaches, don’t hesitate to contact us. Whether they are acute and temporary or constant and chronic (such as migraines), headaches can all be treated with physical therapy at Wellspring Health Center. Request a complimentary consultation today!

Do you have one of these headaches?

Many people may not know this, but there are actually different types of headaches that all develop from different causes. The three main types of headaches include:

Tension headaches

The most common form of headaches is known as tension headaches. These can occur due to repetitive motions or poor posture in the neck/head. Tension headaches are caused by a strain on the “dura mater,” which is a sensitive membrane that envelops the brain. The dura mater lies in close proximity to small muscles at the base of the skull that goes into spasm when the dura mater becomes strained, thus sending pain signals to the brain and causing your headache.

Musculoskeletal headaches

Musculoskeletal headaches occur when there are significant amounts of tension in the neck. This is typically a result of physical imbalances, weaknesses, or damage, although emotional tension (such as stress) can also be a contributing factor. A traumatic injury to the neck, such as whiplash, is a common cause of musculoskeletal headaches. With neck injuries such as whiplash, the muscles and connective tissues in the neck can become torn or strained. This can lead to agonizing pain felt in the head, as well as in the face, shoulders, or neck.

Cervicogenic headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are related to neck pain, involving the top three vertebrae of the neck. These headaches can develop as a result of certain conditions, such as a concussion or arthritis, but work-related strain can also trigger a cervicogenic headache. Professions that require a down-turned motion of the head or neck are the most prone to developing cervicogenic headaches. This may include hairdressers, long-haul drivers, chefs, nail artists, jewelers, etc.

How will I benefit from physical therapy?

If you are suffering from headaches, contact our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapy office today. At Wellspring Health Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the best treatments for your headaches.

At your initial appointment, one of our highly trained physical therapists will conduct a physical evaluation and ask you questions about your health history and symptoms, in order to determine what type of headache you are experiencing and where the pain is stemming from.

A treatment plan will then be designed specifically for you and your recovery.

Ready to find relief?

To schedule your complimentary consultation, contact us today to speak to one of our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists.

At Wellspring Health Center, our treatments for headaches focus on relieving pain, improving posture, and strengthening muscles in the neck and upper back.

These will all help in making your daily life much more comfortable and bearable – without the pain of headaches!