5 Things You Need to Know about Migraines

Migraine treatment
By Sara Castoldi 

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache on one side of the head. The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities.

Other symptoms commonly associated include: nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound– which is why many people with a migraine want to rest in a quiet, dark room. Some people also occasionally experience other symptoms, including: sweating, poor concentration, feeling very hot or cold, abdominal pain, diarrhoea.

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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, here are 5 tips you might find helpful.

YOU ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS

Your role in managing the symptoms should be an active one, as research shows that there are many ways you can help yourself.

HAVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

It is advised to stay well hydrated, maintain a healthy diet, keep active and have regular sleep.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Self-education is very important. Make sure that you get advice on where you can find reliable sources and explore them.

TAKE MEDS AS ADVISED

You have to strictly follow, your health care professional’s recommendations and integrate further strategies, to help you manage with your symptoms.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Remember that there is a great team of support available to you; GPs, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, osteopaths, family and friends!  Ask for their help!

Osteopathic practitioners use a wide range of techniques to improve physiological function and help restore balance for the migraine sufferer. Studies report that migraine sufferers release high levels of pro-inflammatory substances, which affect the nervous system and cause pain.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment works by calming the nervous system & inhibiting the release of pro-inflammatory substances. In addition, there is often a vascular component, which can be directly affected by osteopathic treatment.

If you are currently experiencing migraine and you’d like to speak to a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!  You can reach us on 0208 088 0614 or book in for a FREE consultation at osteopathywestlondon.com/booknow

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