Sudden back and forth movement of the brain can cause it to bounce or twist within the skull. This can occur with a blow to the head, jolting or hitting the head against a hard surface. It can also happen when the body is hit hard and it causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. When this happens, chemical changes occur within the brain. Brain cells can also be stretched or damaged with sudden movement. This is the anatomy of a concussion and here are four things you should know. (more…)
They are one of the most commonly experienced pain conditions in the world, and their causes are as varied as the people who experience them – from genetics and specific medical conditions, to illness, food allergies, hormones, stress and more.
According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of the adult population – 47% – has had at least one headache in the past year alone. The WHO also reports that headaches are “underestimated, under-recognized, and under-treated throughout the world.”
Migraine headaches affect over 36 million Americans each year. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone who suffers from migraine headaches. In fact, more people, including children, suffer from migraines than from diabetes and asthma combined. This debilitating condition requires specific treatment that often cannot be found from medications. Not to mention that there are many negative side effects from continuous use of medications that cause many people to stop taking the drugs, but still suffering from disabling headaches. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer comprehensive headache treatment for those in the Atlanta area.
Migraine headaches can cause debilitating pain. From intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation to nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light, migraine headaches can be so severe that those who suffer are unable to function during the day. Migraine headaches can last for hours to days. Most people find that they are unable to do anything other than find a dark, quiet space to lie down during their intense pain. If you are suffering from Migraine headaches, Sovereign Rehabilitation is here to help you find long lasting relief.
While some medications can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine, not all treatments last long enough for the headache to subside. Many times, finding the right balance between a migraine headache medication combined with effective therapy and lifestyle changes is necessary for those suffering to find relief. Sovereign Rehabilitation offers expert treatment for patients in the greater Atlanta area. Our licensed physical and manual therapists understand that these severe headaches can be debilitating, causing you to miss work and activities with your family and friends.