Which complaints can Plexus Amsterdam treat?
Headaches can have a big impact on people’s daily lives. It is really worth finding out what sort of headache you have and what you can do about it. There are physiotherapists working at Plexus Amsterdam who have a lot of knowledge and experience of treating headaches.
There are many types of headache. Migraine and tension headaches are the most common primary types of headache. Cervicogenic headaches (originating in the neck) are one of the most common secondary types of headache. There are many therapeutic possibilities for treating headache, the most common of which are pharmacological treatment, physiotherapy/manual therapy and cognitive/behavioural therapy. Many people also turn to alternative medicine. According to clinical and scientific evidence, the best way to treat people with headaches is multimodal, consisting of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment. Plexus Amsterdam embraces the challenge of finding the correct treatment for each individual patient.
Whatever form it takes, headache differs for each patient, so the treatment differs as well. It is often quite a puzzle to find the best way to treat a patient’s headache problems. The physiotherapists and manual therapists at Plexus Amsterdam use massage, trigger-point treatment, manual therapy, exercise therapy and dry needling to rid people of their headaches or reduce them. But they also look at whether there are any disorders of the jaw, muscles around the jaw or other facial muscles.
Something that is not always addressed is the fact that certain biopsychosocial problems can cause or perpetuate headaches. The Plexus Amsterdam physiotherapists who specialise in treating headaches are trained in this area of expertise as well. Alongside regular physiotherapy/manual therapy interventions, they can also offer simple additional psychological interventions that focus on gaining insight, changing lifestyle and regulating tension, for example.
Take headache problems seriously.
It may sound strange, but first of all it is important to take headache complaints seriously. Too many people think that headaches are simply a part of life and cannot be helped by doctors or physiotherapists. This is not true. Headaches are a sign that something is not functioning well. If you suffer from regular headaches that cannot be eased by simple painkillers, then take your complaint seriously and make an appointment to have an examination and set up a plan.
Headaches, such as:
- tension headaches