Head, Face & Jaw Pain
Tension Headaches – headaches that originate from the muscles of the neck, head, and/or face
Cervicogenic Headaches – headaches that originate from the joints of the neck, in particular the upper portion of the neck
Migraine Headaches – severe headaches that are thought to be caused by a problem in the nervous system. These can be accompanied by an aura which may include visual, hearing, or speech changes. True Migraine headaches need to be managed in part with medication but often times people with migraines have overlapping tension-type or cervicogenic headaches that PT can help.
Temporomandibular Disorders aka Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – often referred to by the name of the joint “TMJ,” these problems cause pain and restrictions in movement of the jaw
Bell’s Palsy – an idiopathic facial palsy resulting in pain, weakness, and/or paralysis on one side of the face