A migraine is a headache of varying intensity, usually accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and an aura.
At Vitalis Physiotherapy, our treatment of migraines aim to:
What Is A Migraine?
Migraine is a chronic, episodic, primary headache that can be caused by genetic and environmental factors. It is believed to be a neurovascular pain syndrome with altered central neuronal processing and the trigeminovascular system. Symptoms typically last 4 to 72 hours at a severe intensity.
What Are The Causes Of Migraines?
The causes of migraines aren’t fully understood, however, genetics and environmental factors may contribute to the development of migraines. Migraines may be triggered by:
- Hormonal changes in women
- Postural issues – usually stemming from the neck
- Sensory stimuli
- Sleep changes
- Physical factors
- Weather changes
- Food additives
1-2 days before a migraine, you might notice some changes that warn of an upcoming migraine, including:
- Mood changes
- Food cravings
- Neck stiffness
- Increased urination
- Fluid retention
- Frequent yawning
What Are The Symptoms?
Aura (starts within an hour before the attack)
Examples of migraine auras include:
- Visual phenomena
- Vision loss
- Pins and needles sensations in an arm or leg
- Weakness or numbness in the face or one side of the body
- Difficulty speaking
Attack (lasting 4 to 72 hours)
- Pain usually on one side of your head
- Pain that throbs or pulses
- Sensitivity to light, sound
- Nausea and vomiting
Treatment For Migraines
Your physiotherapist is unable to treat every kind of migraine, however they are able to treat migraines stemming from:
- Postural issues
- Physical factors
They will be able to treat you using:
- Manual therapy
- Soft Tissue release
- Specific exercise training
How To Book An Appointment?
If you are suffering from migraines, or you’re looking for a ‘physiotherapist near me’, our physios at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess your condition to tailor a unique rehabilitation plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery.
All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.
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