What is a Migraine?
Migraines are an exacerbation of a headache. It is a very intense headaches that will last from 3hours to 3 or more days. With a migraine you will typically experience, throbbing pains which worsens with activity, nausea and sensitivity to light. Some individual may experience auras which is a visual disturbance of flashing light smell or sound. Migraines are extremely debilitating effecting your work, family and everyday life. To find out if you suffer from migraines check out the quiz on Headaches Australia.
Symptoms of Migraines
- Severe headache
- Throbbing in head
- Nausea and sensitivity to light
Treatment of 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 with to not just rid your symptoms but to stem the cause of it.