- Dr. Melody Medley-Keith
Headache Pain Got You Down Here is what to try...
A migraine is a neurologic disease in which causes a severe recurring throbbing pain to one or both sides of the head. A migraine is often accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to touch and smell, tingling or numbness in the extremities or face and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.
Although, there are many medications that are marketed for migraines physical therapy has been proven to decrease and/or resolve the intensity, frequency, and duration of the migraine through a variety of physical therapy interventions, manual therapy, education, and modalities. The goals of physical therapy interventions are to focus on the primary aspects, such as, musculoskeletal dysfunctions, vestibular symptoms, and postural impairments.