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Migraines & Headaches

Why do some of us suffer from this affliction and so many others do not? Has the healthcare community genuinely looked at the whole person and the total picture that vastly contributes to this condition? In most cases…probably not.

For over 20 years, Power In Motion’s treatment approach to the reduction of or elimination of chronic migraine and headache pain, has focused on assessing and treating numerous potential factors which can significantly contribute to the creation and perpetuation of this syndrome. Influences such as gluten, dairy and other food intolerances. Environmental allergens. Head traumas (recent/past). Tailbone injuries (recent/past). Musculoskeletal misalignment. Visual field disturbances (central/peripheral fields poorly linked or too strong/weak prescriptions). Past emotional traumas. TMJ involvement. Lymphatic congestion throughout the head/neck and upper body. Poor circulation. Muscle spasms. Nerve impingement. Toxic load on the liver or body (heavy metals, pesticides, plastics, herbicides, etc.) Hormonal imbalances…and more.

Individual migraines are moderate to severe in intensity, often characterized by a throbbing or pounding feeling. Although they are frequently one-sided, they may occur anywhere on the head, neck, and face – or all over. At their worst, they are typically associated with sensitivity to light, noise, and/or smells. Nausea is one of the most common symptoms and it worsens with activity, which often results in patient disability. In many respects, migraines are much like alcohol-related hangovers.
Migraine pain can be felt in the face, where it may be mistaken for sinus headache – or the neck, where it may be mistaken for arthritis or muscle spasm. Complicating the diagnosis of migraine, is that the headaches may be accompanied by other “sinus-like” symptoms, including watering eyes, nasal congestion, and a sense of facial pressure. Most patients who think they have sinus headache in fact have migraines.

In up to 25 percent of patients, the migraine headache pain may be preceded by an aura, a temporary neurological syndrome that slowly progresses and then typically resolves just as the pain begins. While the most common type of migraine aura involves visual disturbances (flashing lights, zig-zags, blind spots), many people experience numbness, confusion, trouble speaking, vertigo (spinning dizziness), and other stroke-like neurological symptoms. Some patients may experience their auras without headaches.

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