Headaches And Dizziness Specialists

Therapeutic Rehab Specialists

Physical Therapy & Wellness located in Brandon, FL & Pinellas Park, FL

Headaches are one of the most common complaints in children and adults, while dizziness can make you feel like you’re spinning even when you’re perfectly still. For either of these conditions, rely on Therapeutic Rehab Specialists, with convenient locations in Brandon, North Pinellas Park, and Lakeland, Florida. The practice provides effective, noninvasive treatments for headaches and dizziness, and has conducted research on headache treatments with a university. Call today or book a consultation online with Anthony Pribila, DSc.

Headaches and Dizziness Q & A

 

 

What are the types of headaches?

If you’ve ever found it almost impossible to think straight, or been so paralyzed by pain that you’re unable to move your neck, you’ve just experienced a type of headache called a cervicogenic headache. These headaches get their name because they begin in the cervical spine (neck).

Other types of headaches include:

  • Migraine
  • Tension
  • Occipital

 

If you’re experiencing headaches, rely on Therapeutic Rehab Specialists for effective diagnosis and care to address the underlying musculoskeletal issue. 

 

What causes dizziness?

The most common cause of dizziness is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), a condition where you feel like you’re spinning even though you’re not. Dizziness, along with a headache and other symptoms, may be a sign of a concussion. Migraines also may cause dizziness. If you’re experiencing dizziness, contact Therapeutic Rehab Specialists for an evaluation.

 

How are headaches and dizziness diagnosed?

Successful management of your condition hinges on correctly identifying the origin and contributing factors. You can expect your practitioner at Therapeutic Rehab Specialists to ask detailed questions about your symptoms and to conduct a comprehensive muscular, joint, and biomechanical examination. 

Their goal is not only to rehabilitate your condition, but also to prevent future headaches and dizziness. Once they’ve completed your exam, they recommend a treatment plan based on the latest in research-based physical therapy, manual therapy, sports medicine, and exercise therapy.

 

How are headaches and dizziness treated?

Therapeutic Rehab Specialists tailors your treatment to your specific type of headache and the source of your dizziness. For example, with a cervicogenic headache, Therapeutic Rehab Specialists often suggests physical therapy techniques, such as soft tissue mobilization and joint-specific mobilization. These approaches help to release tension to relieve your headache. 

A form of soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release therapy, works by releasing tension from the fibrous bands of connecting tissue (fascia), thereby alleviating headaches associated with connective tissue scarring or injury. Your treatment plan also may include deep tissue massage and stretching to ease tension and pressure that can lead to headaches. 

For dizziness related to cervicogenic (neck) dysfunction, the team recommends manual therapy. This therapy helps relieve dizziness by restoring joint mobility and decreasing muscle spasms and trigger points of pain in your neck muscles.

If you’re ready to be free of headaches and dizziness, rely on the physical therapy experts at Therapeutic Rehab Specialists. Call today or book your consultation online.