Two migraine treatment tips you can use in your home

At-Home Migraine Treatment Tips

Franklin Rehabilitation knows that migraine treatment may be very helpful for you, but in-office treatments may not be much help when a migraine happens while you’re at home. For this reason our physical therapy team offers two tips you can use to treat your migraines at home. 

 

We’ve been serving the people of Franklin, Wisconsin for years now, and we offer a variety of physical therapy services that may help with many different conditions. One condition we may be able to help you with is chronic migraines. We can help you develop a physical therapy routine that may help to relieve your pain and treat the cause of your migraines. However, we also know that you need an option you can use at home. Read below to see two tips that may help reduce your migraine pain while you are at home. 

Two tips for home migraine treatment

Your office visits to Franklin Rehabilitation provide physical therapy that’s great for long-term chronic migraine treatment. But, we also want to help you deal with your migraines while you’re at home. Migraines are a type of headache that can have many symptoms. For instance, you may see flashes of light, moving dots or lines or have blind spots before your migraine hits. The pain you’ll experience is also more intense than a typical tension headache. 

Don’t push through the pain

Our team knows that there are two main things you can do when you’re at home and a migraine strikes. The first thing you should do is take it easy. You may be tempted to try to power through your migraine like you might a tension headache, but physical activity tends to make migraine pain worse. Our team recommends that you remain as inactive as possible during your migraine for this reason. 

Go where it’s quiet

The second tip we have for you is to avoid bright light and loud noises. Intense light and loud sounds are more likely to increase your migraine pain. This is why we recommend you rest in a dim, quiet room in your home if possible until your migraine is gone. If you can’t find these conditions in your house, there are several options you can consider. We recommend wearing sunglasses or a blindfold to reduce the effect of bright lights. Noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs may also help you lower your exposure to noise. 

 

By following these two tips, you may be able to reduce how long your migraine lasts. We also want to help you find treatment that may help to reduce your migraine frequency, which we may be able to help you accomplish this with regular physical therapy sessions. Getting started is easy. All you have to do is contact us today to schedule your first migraine treatment session.