What is Chronic Migraine?
The difference between chronic and regular migraines is the duration of the episode. Migraine can last from 3 hours to 3 days with high intensity. A chronic migraine is classified as a migraine you have had for more than 15 days of the month. If its chronic you suffer from it more than half of your waking time. Chronic migraines are different from any type of head aches and many people will not have received a proper diagnosis for it or be aware of specialist treatment for it.
Symptoms of Chronic Migraines
- Severe headache
- Throbbing in head
- Nausea and sensitivity to light
Treatment of Chronic Migraines
There are many medically managed treatments of migraines all with little effect. Reducing migraine triggers and lifestyle factors are the greatest cure. This includes riding yourself of dehydration, sleep deprivation, eye problems, strenuous exercise and emotional stress.
Physiotherapy is also a major cure for many migraines with Headaches Australia stating it. At My Therapist Group we can help with any structurally insufficiency. This relates to both soft tissues causes such as muscle tightness, hard tissue causes such as vertebral straining secondary to poor posture and neurological tightness within your neck nerves. (Refer to Trigeminal neuralgia). Physiotherapy can help to not just rid your symptoms but to stem the cause of it.