Physical Therapy in Budd Lake, NJ
Head & Neck
Does this describe your pain?
Headaches (tension headache, cluster headache, stress headache, migraines)
TMJ or similar symptoms
Head, neck and jaw pain when you try to read, work, or sit too long in one place
Pain and stiffness, knots or “cricks” in neck and shoulder muscles
Burning sensation, numbness or tingling in arms, hands or fingers
Clicking or grinding noise when you move
Dizziness when you stand up
Is your pain…
Localized to one part of the head or neck, such as your jaw or temple
Ongoing, only when you move, or seemingly at random
Acute and debilitating, “gets in the way”, or “I can live with it, but…”
Associated with a particular activity or location, such as working in the office, smoking, mowing the grass, drinking coffee, or lifting weights
What causes most head and neck pain?
Various underlying factors can sensitize you to pain, precede pain, or trigger pain:
Anxiety and stress
Environmental or dietary triggers like perfumes, caffeine, and smoking
Traumatic injury, like a car accident
Biomechanical stress from postural or skeletal misalignments or poor ergonomics in your working environment
Overuse, misuse or aging-related musculoskeletal changes
Chronic health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and circulatory problems
Which head and neck pain diagnoses are most common?
Migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches
TMJ (temporomandibular) jaw pain
Concussion and whiplash
Repetitive stress injuries like “computer neck” and “text neck”
Arthritic discs, degenerative discs, herniated discs, and bulging discs
Strained or sprained muscles and joints
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