Neck Pain and Headaches

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Neck Pain Specialist in Jackson NJ

It's common for headaches to be caused by tightness in the neck (cervicogenic headaches). Symptoms usually come on when reading a book, looking at a computer for extended hours, or sleeping. You may also deal with pain from  muscle spasms, limited range of motion, and even potentially light-headedness or dizziness with turning your head or neck quickly.

Does neck pain and headaches have you missing out on time from your work and family? Do you find yourself going to the medicine cabinet again and again for pain relief that is only temporary and fleeting? Have you tried other treatments, but feel frustrated by time wasted on adequate care and lack of results?

There are many different types and variations of headaches. Types of headaches can include tension, cluster, sinus, migraines, hormone-related, and muscle-spasm headaches (in the neck or jaw). Headache is also one of the most common symptom after concussion. 

What We Treat

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  • Muscle and/or joint tightness

  • Weakness in the neck and upper back

  • Nerve impingements that can refer pain into the head, neck, and arms

  • Forward head posture

  • Poor range of motion and mobility

If you have a different type of headache — such as sinus, migraine, or cluster headache — Dr. Gray will provide education and therapy that are most effective when combined with other treatments. Dr. Julie Gray may refer you to another health care provider for further treatment, such as medication, so that you can be best managed for relief of your symptoms. 

How We Treat It

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At Piton PT, we spend time to teach you about the root cause of your symptoms. We work by eliminating the source of the issue and train you how to keep the issue from coming back. By providing you with these techniques, we aim to help empower you to take control of your symptoms and your life! 

Treatments can include:

  • Neck mobility exercises like stretching and flexibility

  • Strengthening and endurance activities for posture muscles

  • Manual Therapy to address for soft tissue and/or joint tightness

  • Posture and body mechanics

  • Work station ergonomics

  • Coordination exercises for eye and neck muscles

  • Stress management and relaxation strategies