Head Injury

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Why does my head hurt?

At some point in life, most of us will deal with headaches and other pain under the eyes, at the top of the neck, and in our jaw. The pain can last for a few days; however, more commonly it will last for under an hour. Treatment for pain in your head depends on the root cause. The common types of headaches are cluster headaches, migraines, tension headaches, and Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia.

If you have a neurological disorder or have suffered an injury that's affected your nervous system, you may struggle with movement, balance, coordination, or even loss of function. Our physical therapists can work with you to improve your motor control, strength, flexibility, and range of motion. We'll focus on restoring function so you can remain active and independent. Come visit one our facilities and you'll be impressed by our compassionate staff and positive attitude. Therapists with special training in neurological disorders are available to address any impairments you may have from the following conditions:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Post-Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Post-Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Foot drop
  • Bell's Palsy

Possible reasons for head pain:

  • Trauma to the back of the head
  • Stress
  • Neck tension or tight neck muscles
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tumors in the neck
  • Cervical disc disease
  • Poor posture
  • Blood vessel pathology
  • Infection
  • Gout
  • Diabetes
  • Alterations in sleep schedule
  • Lack of sleep


It's OK if you don't have a prescription.

It's OK if you don't have a prescription from your doctor.

Even if you don't have a prescription from your doctor, call one of our physical therapy clinics or use this form to book your appointment today. Learn more about direct access here.


Treatment for head pain

The treatment options for head pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your head pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your head pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.

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Treatment options for head pain include, but are not limited to:

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

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Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft tissue injuries have been known to occur when muscles are very tense and contracted. They can also happen as a result of a sprained ankle or other sudden trauma. When dealing with a soft tissue injury, you may feel weak muscles, pain, and less ability to…

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TMJ Treatment
TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (often referred to as TMJ), encompass a range of conditions of the jaw muscles and jaw joints. These jaw disorders often result in feelings of pain and discomfort in and around the mouth and jaw areas. The jaw…

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Vertigo Treatment
Vertigo Treatment

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy offers vertigo treatment for patients suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as well as balance problems including issues related to difficulty walking and an unsteady gait. Ivy Rehab has been providing patients…

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Our clinics that offer treatment for head pain:

New Jersey


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