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What the headache!?

If you suffer from headaches, physical therapy can likely help. There are so many different types of headaches that can cause some serious irritations and frustrations in our daily routines.

The first thing physical therapists will do to help you with your headache will be to get a thorough history including, but not limited, to the following questions:

  1. Does it bother you more in the morning or the afternoon or the evening?

  2. Does being on your computer or phone make it worse?

  3. Does reading increase the headache?

  4. Do you feel the headache on top of your head? Behind your eyes? Base of your skull?

  5. Is there anything the helps alleviate the headache? Ice? Heat? Sleep?

  6. Does your headache change with body position? Worse when you lay down? Stand? Look up? Look down?

  7. Are your headaches intense but brief? Are they achy but last a long time?

  8. Have you had any dental work done lately?

  9. Do you have any clicking in your jaw?

  10. Do you grind your teeth at night or wear a night guard?

  11. Does it get worse when you eat or chew foods?

  12. Does sneezing or coughing increase the intensity of your headache?

  13. Do you wear glasses?

  14. Do you have a history of sinus infections?

  15. How would you describe the quality of your sleeping?