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Headaches & Migraines

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Headaches

Headaches that are caused by problems in the neck may benefit from chiropractic care & physiotherapy. When vertebrae in the neck lose their normal position, alignment and movement pattern sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected. Spinal nerves and related tissues may be stretched and irritated causing headaches.

If examination shows a reduced range of motion, loss of the normal curve or loss of normal motion in the neck, then our treatments should offer great relief. Gentle specific treatments together with lifestyle advice and exercises can help correct these problems and many people report pain relief.

Migraine headaches can be a severe, disabling condition. Migraines are extremely painful, recurring headaches that are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms, such as visual disturbances, for example, seeing an aura or nausea. Unfortunately, “cures” are generally elusive.

So where do the therapies available at Complete Health fit into the management of migraine headaches? The answer depends on the individual headache sufferer, as there is a wide range of clinical presentations in patients with migraine headache.

Certain physical therapy techniques used during a headache (especially at the beginning) can help to reduce the pain of the attack at least temporarily. Migraine headaches may occur with a feeling of tension and discomfort in the neck. Stretching exercises can sometimes be useful in helping to reduce the discomfort.

Migraines

Migraine headaches can be a severe, disabling condition. Migraines are extremely painful, recurring headaches that are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms, such as visual disturbances, for example, seeing an aura or nausea.

Unfortunately, “cures” are generally elusive.

So where do the therapies available at Physio Plus fit into the management of migraine headaches? The answer depends on the individual headache sufferer, as there is a wide range of clinical presentations in patients with migraine headache.

Certain physical therapy techniques used during a headache (especially at the beginning) can help to reduce the pain of the attack at least temporarily. Patients can be taught the best way to utilize modalities such as ice and relaxation. Family members can be instructed in massage techniques or manual cervical traction. Migraine headaches may occur with a feeling of tension and discomfort in the neck. Although this tension is thought to be secondary to the migraine (not the cause of it), stretching exercises can sometimes be useful in helping to reduce the discomfort.

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