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Migraines: Cause and Treatment

Migraines: Cause and Treatment

Migraines are similar to a headaches but a lot worse in terms of discomfort and lost productive time.Migraine can be caused due to tight muscles and stiff joints in the Cervical spine. They can affect children and adults equally. There is no specific age group where migraines are more prevalent. Individuals could suffer migraines from childhood all the way to middle age and beyond. With these statistics, its important to seek treatment at an early stage.

Common treatments

There are a range of treatments which can reduce symptoms of migraines. There are also preventive techniques you can use to make sure that you don’t have frequent migraines in the future.

Medication : Over the counter medication like paracetamol. However, it has been recommended that you only use these types of medication when the migraine is not severe. When you are in intense pain, you should seek medical advice from your GP.

Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy is a natural way to treat physical causes of migraines. Physiotherapists can assist by reducing muscle tension and mobilising stiff joints. Physiotherapists can also teach you exercises, stretches and postural control to prevent migraines from occuring in the first place.

Conclusion

Migraines are an incredibly painful and unpleasant condition to experience. They are very common, especially among the younger population and can last for a long time. Finding out what causes your migraines and what treatment options are available is of paramount importance. Contact Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta today to find out more.

Contact us today on 02 8006 9111 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.