Headache Relief – Upper Body Therapy
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National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Former basketball star as a 14 year old teenager remembers experiencing his first migraine headache. The pain was unlike the discomfort of his previous mild headaches.
“When I got this one I thought, ‘This is a headache’ he says. “The pain was intense and I felt nausea and a great sensitivity to light. All I could think about was when it would stop. I sat in a dark room for an hour and it passed.”Symptoms of migraine. The teenager had extreme sensitivity to light is a standard symptom of the two most prevalent types of migraine-caused headache: classic and common.
Why Do NMDT? Therapy reduces pain by increasing blood to nerves that service the head and facial muscles.
Why Do Neuromuscular Deep Tissue Therapy NMDT? Therapy reduces pain by increasing blood to nerves that service the head and facial muscles.
Causes of migraine headaches. Research scientists are unclear about the precise cause of migraine headaches. There seems to be general agreement, however, that a key element is blood flow changes in the brain. According to this theory, the nervous system responds to a trigger such as stress by causing a spasm of the nerve-rich arteries at the base of the brain. The spasm closes down or restricts several arteries from supplying enough blood to the brain, including the scalp artery and the carotid or neck arteries. People who get migraine headaches appear to have blood vessels that overreact to various triggers. Scientists have devised one theory of migraine which explains these blood flow changes and also certain biochemical changes that may be involved in the headache process.