A Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms. Typically the headache is unilateral, which means it affects only one half of the head. It is pulsating in nature and can last from 2 to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, or increased sensitivity to sound with the pain generally aggravated by physical activity. In some case people with migraine headaches perceive a visual, sensory, language, or motor disturbance which signaling the headache will soon occur.
They is no solid proof of what causes them but some believe they are due to a mixture of environmental and genetic factors. In a lot of cases it is also believed to be hereditary where almost two-thirds of cases run in families. Hormone levels may also play a factor, as migraines affect slightly more boys than girls before puberty, but about two to three times more women than men. Globally, approximately 15% of the population is affected by migraines at some point in life.
There is some evidence that massage for migraine sufferers helps to reduce the number of attacks. The is also evidence that chiropractic manipulation, physiotherapy, massage and relaxation might be as effective as propranolol or topiramate in the prevention of migraine headaches. Whether you have an occasional migraine or chronic migraines in most cases our techniques have been able to reduce our clients migraines and many times eliminate them all together.
Our integration of specific Advanced Cranial Work mixed with Structural releases with specialized deep tissue massage and soft tissue techniques will release the initial distortion pattern, and then subsequent structural sub-patterns that the body moves through in the unwinding or rebalancing process. The emotional component is addressed with Cranial/Structural, deep tissue protocols, and emotional release techniques within the scope of massage therapy. There is an emotional component to each structural distortion and sub-pattern that is addressed with this work including advanced techniques for migraines, concussions and other painful physical conditions found throughout the whole body.
At Surgical Alternative in Tampa, we have been helping people cure many conditions associated with whiplash flexion/extension injuries, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, degenerative disc disease, hiatal hernias, herniated discs or bulging discs, carpal tunnel, nerve entrapment, sciatica (providing sciatic pain relief), low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, or foot pain and tailbone pain – that is usually related to the musculoskeletal structure. By addressing and releasing the core distortion pattern through a combination of techniques including deep tissue massages and cranial release we are able to achieve pain relief, homeostasis, and return to normal function.