Why do you need treatment for chronic headaches?

Chronic Headaches Treatment

A reason why so many people are currently seeking treatment for chronic headaches is that more people have been working from home.

Chronic headaches affect people who have headaches 15 days or more per month, and up to 5% of the global population has chronic headaches annually. Physical therapists can help you learn the reason why you might have developed chronic headaches recently. These specialists can also help you find effective treatment for your chronic headaches. 

Three reasons people are developing chronic headaches

Learning the cause or causes of your chronic headaches is vital to your treatment process. One factor that could be causing your frequent headaches is the fact that you’re working or studying at home more. Often, this involves working or studying at an improvised home computer station. 

Such working or studying environments can lead to: 

  1. Poor head posture — People are more likely to have access to ergonomic workspaces in an office, school or library. However, fewer people have access to such workspaces in their homes. This can lead to spending hours every day with your head bent over your laptop. As a result of this poor head posture, you can develop tension in your neck that triggers headaches. 
  1. Decreased breaks — Some people may take more breaks from working or studying when doing so at home. However, that’s not true of everyone. Since most of your tasks are electronic, you could be less likely to get up and move around. In turn, this decrease in your break time can lead to neck, shoulder and upper back tension. Tension in these areas can often turn into a headache.
  1. Increased stress — Many people have elevated levels of stress right now. Working from home can be one factor that is contributing to high levels of stress. For instance, you may feel like you’re never really getting away from work when you’re working from home. This higher stress level can be the reason you’re experiencing frequent headaches. 

Find effective treatment for chronic headaches at Holland Physical Therapy

Have you recently developed chronic headaches that require professional treatment? Our team at Holland PT is prepared to help you find top-notch treatment for your frequent headaches. We offer free screenings that can pinpoint the root causes of your headaches. Additionally, our physical therapists excel at creating personalized therapy plans that may include therapy methods like: 

Contact our team today for more information about how we can address your frequent headaches or to schedule your initial appointment.