Migriane relief / l...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Migriane relief / lymphatic drainage

7 Posts
6 Users
0 Reactions
3,267 Views
stephen jeffrey
Posts: 435
Topic starter
(@stephen-jeffrey)
Reputable Member
Joined: 21 years ago

Hi all
when clients come for treatment of back neck and shoulder pain its always a very welcome side effect to find migriane attacks diminished or iradicated as a result.
In the past when a client had reported a strong link between their migrianes and sinus/forhead tension problems I have always referred them on to cranial osteopathy.

Recently however I have begun using lymphatic drainage techniques for the sinusses and forhead with good results and would encourage fellow therapists to think about adding this to the treatment if not already doing so.

Regards steve

6 Replies
Posts: 1664
(@biggazfromlincoln)
Noble Member
Joined: 18 years ago

Hi Steve,
As a migraine sufferer, i know when an attack is coming on, metallic taste and fuzzy feeling about an hour before, i can honestly say that I have undergone various tests and food intolerance observations stopped lamb, cheese, dairy beef etc etc, even had my wisdom teeth removed as the possible cause. the only relief from them I get is to make myself ill and stay in a dark room and sleep it off.
I have had lymphatic and other massage to no avail and as a therapist now find some interesting links between migraines with SCM and Lev scap dysfunction and their respective trigger point referral sites, recently I have been self treating using Trigger point therapy on SCM clavical division then icing the area and have reduced them to a minimum occurrence, IMO it comes down to stress and chemical imbalances.
But if it works stick with it,
Regards
Gaz

Reply
Treacle
Posts: 3492
(@treacle)
Famed Member
Joined: 17 years ago

Hi Gaz,
Guess there will be loads of replies from fellow migraine sufferers, me being one of them. I'd say 80% of the time I can't tell if I'm just getting a bad headache or if it will turn into a migraine. I can only lie down if I can get to sleep otherwise it hurts more, same with cold/ice treatment. Massage hasn't helped at all so if anyone has found something that helps, let me know-please!!

Reply
stephen jeffrey
Posts: 435
Topic starter
(@stephen-jeffrey)
Reputable Member
Joined: 21 years ago

Hi Gaz
Just to agree with your trigger point findings in levator and SCM and just to add that my own findings specifically target trigger points in Spinalis thoracis, all Scalenes and all Splenius muscles and traction/depression techniques for elevated first rib.
Treacle, was it trigger point massage you had ? trigger points can cause havoc in many different parts of the body, a massage that does not focus on these has less chance of being effective !
I'd like to state I dont pretend this advice would work for all sufferers mearly as therapists it may offer a chance to be more effective within our own practices.
I hope you both find something that works for you soon.

Regards steve

Reply
Posts: 1440
(@sportstherapy)
Noble Member
Joined: 20 years ago

hi guys, having had a constant headache for 6 days now, which has been quite debilitating, ive found that it is trigger points as above, plus lots more!!

Re the lymph drainage on sinus and forehead, it does seem to work effectively, and its what I always self treat with when i usually get a headache.

Reply
BIA
Posts: 292
 BIA
(@bia)
Reputable Member
Joined: 17 years ago

It's the difference between a true migraine, and cervicogenic headache. The difference is in diagnositcs, and is too copmlex to go into here. Even then, it can be impossible to tell without a "suck it and see" approach.

Migraines, tension headaches and cervicogenic headaches are all on a sliding scale. What you're treating with sinus drainage, and TPT etc is the cervicogenic element. If it's a true tension H/A it will help in the short term (you'd be relieving symptoms, not cause). If it's a true cervicogenic H/A then it will help in the medium term - but they'll probably still need the joints of the neck looked at too. If it's a true migraine you're likely to have no effect, or even to make them worse.

Reply
welshtherapist
Posts: 275
(@welshtherapist)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago

It's definitely worth trying Bowen Technique for Migraine problems.

I treated a lady with a severe migraine recently and using gentle Bowen procedures specifically organised for dealing with migraine then within 30minutes it had gone down to just a slightly bruised feeling on one side of the head.
When she came in she had the migraine for 2 days non-stop and no tablets had helped. She was crying with pain, unfocussed and totally unable to gain comfort.

If you are a sufferer - then do give Bowen a try

Kind regards
JJ

Reply
Share: