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.

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