Migraines and Physical Therapy

Approximately 100 million people experience headaches and approximately 37 million of those have migraines. Migraines are the 6th most disabling illnesses in the world with someone being admitted to the emergency room every 10 seconds. Physical therapy has been proven to relieve pain caused by headaches and Migraines.

What is the difference between a headache and a Migraine?
The pain caused from a Migraine throbs and activity worsens the pain. A headache will probably come on gradually and tends to be more chronic and steady. While there is pain with both, a Migraine pain is much more severe.

What are Migraine Headaches?

Migraines are a genetic neurological disorder in the central nervous system. The throbbing pain is generally severe and reoccurs. This pain generally affects one side of the head but in some cases the pain can be experienced all over. Migraine attacks are painful episodes which can last between 4 and 72 hours.

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