Headaches, Migraines, & Concussion (Post Concussion): One of the 5 Primary Health & Lifestyle Programs
This health and lifestyle program stream is aimed at helping to provide relief for headaches, migraines, and post concussion symptoms.
There are times in a person’s life where they may experience a headache. There are a variety of triggers that can contribute towards getting a headache. However, if the headache continues and becomes more common and more frequent, then they can have an impact on daily living as well (at work and at home). Chronic headaches can be influenced by stress, sinus, sinus congestion as well. Also, there are different types of headaches as well! So that is why it is important for us to listen and take a good health information as well as use appropriate forms to document and track headaches.
Like a headache, a migraine occurs in the same area (head) and have a variety of trigger factors (weather, hormonal change, certain foods, certain smells, and so forth, yet it is different due to the following:
- Migraine attack can have unbearably sharp pain
- A migraine can be accompanied by nausea and even vomiting
In the migraine attack picture, the physical changes that happens results in swelling (fluid accumulation) accumulating around the blood vessels in the head and neck area due to inflammation. This is where manual lymphatic drainage therapy is very effective in helping to get relief.
Concussion / Post Concussion
While we can help with conjunction with conventional concussion therapy, our focus is on post concussion. With post concussion, this is where a set of symptoms may continue for weeks, months, or a year or more after a person has had a concussion. There are estimates that at least 15% of people who have had a concussion, may develop persistent symptoms associated with the concussion injury.
Some examples of the symptoms may include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sensitivity to Light
- Pressure in the Head
Our Health & Lifestyle Programs for Headaches, Migraines, and Concussion (Post Concussion)
While there are the common treatment options such as medications, physical therapy, behavioural therapy along with complementary and alternative therapy options, how we approach providing relief for these 3 conditions includes:
- manual hands-on therapy of manual lymphatic therapy (MLD)
- specific guided exercise
- help with lifestyle coaching with areas such as priority planning, pacing, and other lifestyle factors
- nutritional ‘done-for-you’ sugar detox and whole food eating, to deliver key nutrients to help inside the body become stronger and healthier
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