Headaches are a very common complaint.  The estimated global prevalence of active headache disorder was 52.0%. More than half of the population suffers from some sort of headache. 

The International Classification of Headache Disorders defines more than 150 different types of headaches, which it divides into two main categories: primary and secondary.

Of course, certain headaches are life-threatening, and you need immediate medical attention. However, many types of headaches are triggered by underlying physical conditions that could be managed by physical therapy. For example, migraines are triggered by stress and anxiety, bright lights and loud noise etc. And it is true that once migraine headaches get triggered, there might not have the way of treatments.

But migraine triggers are often associated with the cranial pattern (torsion), imbalance in the sympathetic and parasympathetic system, tension in the cervical and thoracic region, disturbance in the craniosacral system, and so on. These factors can manage by physical therapy. 

With Ron Hruska (PRI) and Dr.Masha Pelts (Dentist) at FuncPhysio

1, Stovner LJ, Hagen k, Steiner TJ. The global prevalence of headache: an update, with analysis of the influences of methodological factors on prevalence estimates: J of headache and pain;23:34(2022)

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