Migraines and Physical Therapy
Migraines are a genetic, neural disorder affecting the central nervous system, mostly on one side of the head, though it may spread to the whole head. At times, pain may last for up to 72 hours. Migraines are a common symptom suffered across the globe. At Fusion Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in dealing with the symptoms of this condition.
Difference between a migraine and a headache
The amount of pain makes migraines different from headaches. Headaches are more tolerable. Migraines come in throbbing sequences and are extremely painful.
Symptoms of migraines
The following are some of the symptoms of migraines:
- Visual disturbance resulting in blurred vision and light sensitivity
- Episodes of nausea
- Numbness of face and/or extremities.
- Extra sensitivity to sound and touch
- Vomiting in extreme pain
Frequency of migraines
Migraines occur about every 15 days in a month. Every two weeks, you may encounter extreme pain. Severe pain and sensitivity to light and sound will stop you from functioning on daily activities and may severely hinder your work. It could stop you altogether in your ability to do your job.
Are migraines treatable?
Yes, but treatment is complicated. Like in cancer, heart disease or diabetes, patients may respond well to treatments, or they may not. There is a need to identify the triggering factors and adjust lifestyle to avoid these factors as much as possible. If light happens to be your trigger to a migraine attack, avoid light, or use photochromic glasses.
Stress is one of the most common triggers of migraine attacks. To curb the condition, you must have regular and sufficient sleep. You can take prescribed pain relievers when it occurs.
Most of all, you can seek professional help. Physical therapy, especially with muscle tension, neck immobility, poor posture, and disc pathology – among other factors associated with the upper musculoskeletal system.
Fusion Physical Therapy Can Help!!
At Fusion Physical Therapy, our certified physical therapists can provide the best treatment plan for treating your migraines.
Book an appointment for an assessment with one of our trained physical therapists and let Fusion Physical Therapy help you get started on experiencing a pain-free lifestyle today.