Chronic headaches, including migraines are one of the most debilitating and discouraging conditions experienced by our patients.
Migraine headaches are actually a central nervous system disorder. This involves the brain, the spinal cord and the accompanying nerves and blood vessels. An intense pulsing or throbbing sensation usually identifies a migraine headache. Sensitivity to light and sound, as well as nausea and vomiting are also common symptoms. Some people experience flashes of light or blind spots. A tingling in the arm or leg can also occur at the onset of these headaches.
There are many different reasons that people experience migraines. There are also a variety of triggers that affect sufferers. It’s a complex condition and is treated with medication, diet and lifestyle changes.
Physical therapy can often be helpful in several ways. A careful evaluation of each patient will deermine treatments that can reduce or eliminate this type of pain. Musculoskeletal problems involving the neck and jaw can cause or contribute to migraine headaches. Simple exercises, stretches, massage techniques and application of modalities (including ice) can be helpful.
At MDM Physical Therapy we provide Myokinesthetic treatment programs. Myokinesthetics is a revolutionary treatment protocol to help patients in pain. This technique works with the soft-tissue muscular system to change the nervous system and treat the cause of the problem.
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