Finding treatment for chronic migraines
Chronic headache pain is a common problem for people all around the world. In the United States alone, more than 15 percent of the population suffers from chronic headache pain. This is a problem because headache pain can make it difficult to do anything throughout the day.
Chronic headache pain comes in several different forms. One of the most common forms is a migraine. Essentially, a migraine is a form of long-lasting and recurring headaches usually accompanied by nausea and blurry vision. This is a tough problem for the people migraines affect, but there are treatments that can help.
Treatments for chronic migraines
Treatments for migraines vary depending on the severity and frequency of the migraines. Your healthcare provider can examine your condition to determine which treatments will be best for you.
Typically, treatments will include one or more of the following:
- Anti-migraine medication — If you have frequent-enough migraines, your healthcare provider may recommend anti-migraine medication. This medication can help prevent migraines from happening. Careful consideration goes into using these medications due to their side effects.
- Physical therapy — Migraines are usually sparked by some trigger. This trigger is often something outside of the body, such as smells, tastes or bright lights. However, migraines can also be triggered by internal causes. Hormonal changes, neck tension, exhaustion, low blood sugar and other changes in your body can cause migraines to develop.
Physical therapists can help treat migraines by reducing pain in your neck and shoulder muscles, which may be triggering your migraines. Physical therapists can also help improve the stability of your spine and guide you into better posture, which can both help reduce migraines.
Visit Franklin Rehabilitation for chronic migraine treatment
Our physical therapists at Franklin Rehabilitation are skilled in treatments for reducing migraine pain. If you suffer from frequent migraines, talk to one of our team members about what we can do for you. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.