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Headache, Tension headache and migraine

TREATMENT of Headache, Tension Headache and Migraine

The majority of individuals with migraines or headaches have undergone ineffective medical treatments. The drugs used only relieve these ailments, which suggests that no treatment can completely cure them. However, physiotherapy has already paid off against headaches. The physiotherapist does have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and health sciences. Physiotherapy can thus treat patients suffering from migraines and headaches. If these headaches affect your well-being, find out how osteopathic treatments work to ensure your relief.

Physiotherapy treatment: headache and migraine

Migraine is defined as an intense headache affecting one side of the head. In most cases, it comes as a result of an aura, a kind of vision disorder that makes you sensitive to light and sound. The headache is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting and tingling in the arms and legs. These symptoms last between two hours and four days.

Although poor blood circulation can be the cause of a migraine, other factors also promote its appearance. This is for example the case of excessive stimulation of the brain that contributes to the appearance of migraine.

The physiotherapist performs a health check of the patient, identifying first and foremost the mobility of the joints of the spine. He then performs the necessary manipulations to relax the joints of the neck, back and chest. In this way, muscle tension and the risk of migraines decrease.

Physiotherapy contributes to the healing of headaches and migraines. This treatment involves gently massaging tense muscles and relaxing the neck, back and chest joints. It is an effective technique against muscle tension that is the main cause of headaches.

Physiotherapy and headaches

When we talk about headache, we often refer to headache. This evil is sometimes tolerable, but other times untenable. Headache can be disabling, to the point of consulting a specialist to relieve and treat it.

There are different types of headaches that we tend to confuse. Although there are many forms of headache, two of them occur frequently: migraine and tension headache.

Poor vascularization of the brain or lack of blood supply causes headaches. These phenomena are favored by various factors.

Physiotherapy is an excellent solution to restore the vascularization of the brain and the proper functioning of the systems of the human body. This gentle physiotherapy technique helps the body heal and regenerate itself.

Fine palpation makes it possible to identify the possible sources of a neuro-musculoskeletal, visceral or cranial problem. The physiotherapist performs this palpation on the whole body.

This professional knows the anatomy of man. Because of this, he is able to assess the relationship between your headaches and your body’s reactions to this problem. This is how he can establish an adequate treatment to cure you.

Migraine, Headache and Physiotherapy

We tend to generalize headaches forgetting that there are different types. However, it is necessary to distinguish between them, since management always depends on the nature of the problem.

In the case of primary headaches, their occurrence does not depend on any identifiable pathology, abnormality or trauma. They consist of:

  • Tension headaches;
  • Migraines.

Physiotherapy is the best treatment for headaches according to various specialized journals, since they are often caused by a problem in the cervical vertebra. If necessary, the physiotherapist frequently detects tension in the first cervical joints and nearby muscles.

As for migraines, physiotherapy has been the subject of many studies demonstrating its effectiveness on this type of headache.

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