Do you have persistent headaches or migraines?
Have you tried other treatments but your chronic headaches keep returning?
Good Shepherd’s Headache Program offers specialized therapy for headaches and migraines. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s evidence-based headache therapy reduces pain and empowers patients to take part in their care.
This proven therapy is available for young adults to seniors at more than 15 convenient outpatient sites in the region. You will find the Headache Program at Good Shepherd outpatient locations from Allentown to Stroudsburg and from Bethlehem to East Greenville. Don’t continue to suffer with headaches. Call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422).
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Up to 50 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, and about 15 percent of the U.S. population suffers from debilitating migraine headaches.
Symptoms of headaches may include: migraines (all types), oral facial pain, neck pain, tooth pain, ear fullness/pain, sinus pressure/pain, sinusitis, visual disturbances, eye dryness and tearing, dizziness, vomiting and nausea.
The medical treatment of chronic headaches should begin with a diagnostic workup to rule out disease. If tests are negative, treatment then may consist of medication and lifestyle management.
Good Shepherd’s Headache Program offers help to those who have been unresponsive to traditional headache care. Good Shepherd’s physicians and headache specialists work closely with each patient’s medical provider to offer effective, evidence-based therapy.
Good Shepherd’s chronic headache treatment begins with a detailed history and examination that will determine if your headache symptoms can be reduced or abolished. Most patients experience a 50 percent reduction in symptoms within one to three sessions. The treatment techniques are non-invasive and include simple re-positioning and repetitive movements of the neck and head.
The Headache Program also stresses education about changes that patients need to make to their activities of daily living, including modifications to their sleeping, reading and working postures. The program empowers patients to take control of their headaches by showing them what they can do to prevent persistent headaches.
Botox® is a new and effective treatment for those suffering from migraine headaches, concussive headaches and headaches resulting from traumatic brain injury. Originally used to alleviate wrinkles, researchers discovered that headache sufferers who received Botox® treatments for cosmetic purposes also experienced a reduction in symptoms. After a thorough evaluation, Good Shepherd physiatrists administer Botox® injections in the scalp, neck and shoulders every three months. Many life-long migraine patients report long-lasting relief for the first time in their lives.
Headache Help Is Available
For more information or to schedule an appointment at a convenient Good Shepherd Physical Therapy location, call the Headache Program at 1-888-44-REHAB (73422), contact us or request an appointment.