On Track Physiotherapy


Treating Migraine Headaches (Part 3)

April 9, 2018

In part 3 of our headache series we are going to be covering Migraine Headaches.

(You can read about Tension Headaches or Cervicogenic Headaches)

Migraine Headaches are often described as either WITH or WITHOUT aura.

An “aura” is a distinct sensation that is all to commonly felt just prior to a severe headache or migraine about to start.

As opposed to tension type headaches, migraine type headaches tend to be more one sided in nature. People will often describe blurring of vision, sensitivity to light, nausea, numbness, possibly even vomiting.

As mentioned with tension type headaches, neck position and muscle tension can play a large role into symptoms. Often times with migraines and cervicogenic headaches you will find neck motion limited to one side more so than another.

The above picture shows muscles in the neck that are commonly referred to as the “suboccipital triangle”. They tend to play a major role into limiting neck motion as well as irritation correlating with migraine and headache symptoms.

Often times addressing these muscles properly can lead to effective treatment results. In combination with specific exercises based on range of motion limitations in the neck which you can perform at home is the best and most natural symptom resolution treatment options.

If this sounds all too familiar for you, we provide a FREE Discover visit. This free appointment is all about getting clarity back into your life and providing you with potential solutions.

Apply for a Free Headache Discovery Session | Ann Arbor, Mi

About the Author: Dr. Greg Schaible is a physical therapist/strength coach specializing in athletic performance. He attended The University of Findlay, graduating in 2013 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). As a Track and Field athlete, he was as a 5x Division II All-American and 6x Division II Academic All-American. Greg is the owner of On Track Physiotherapy in Ann Arbor, Mi. You can stay up to date with helpful information and news on Facebook.

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