5 things NOT to do for your headaches and migraines
After consulting with thousands of migraine sufferers we have learnt a few things about what NOT TO DO for headaches and migraines. These 5 things might be simple and obvious to some, or maybe not, but it's important to understand that they can have a significant impact on you and your migraines.
We know that the underlying cause of migraines is brainstem hypersensitivity, so anything that adds to the brainstem being sensitised is going to increase your risk of a migraine. It all adds up, a little here and a little there and before you know it you have a migraine coming on. That’s why it can be tricky to figure it out by yourself as most people are looking for the ONE thing that will help. That being said, these 5 things are best avoided if you suffer from migriane.
1. Don't sleep on your stomach - when you sleep on your stomach you have to rotate your head to one side which puts...
A lot of headache and migraine sufferers also experience gastrointestinal issues such as IBS or coeliacs disease . But did you know that improving your microbiome of the gut not only helps improve gastrointestinal conditions but it can also help to improve headaches and migraines? Dr. Helen (osteopath) tells us all about it and how to support a healthy microbiome to help improve your headaches/migraines!
There can be a lot of questions about how pregnancy and menopause can cause headaches and migraines. Thus, learning and understanding these changes and how they affect our well-being is necessary to prevent further confusion.
When you go through pregnancy or menopause, there are so many hormonal changes that are going through your body, which may later result in headaches and migraines. Going through these changes can cause various factors to fluctuate, such as:
Many people have been experiencing these symptoms from their teens or their early 20s. Although their doctors would advise them not to worry since headaches or migraines will eventually subside, for some people, it isn't the case. They still experience discomfort during their pregnancy or the menopausal stage.
It is so common that when you are experiencing dizziness that visual stimulus becomes triggering, such as looking at screens or walking into a busy shopping centre, leaving people feeling anxious and overwhelmed. But why is this and what can we do to help it? Dr. Kevin (osteopath) explains .
Mindfulness is a very powerful tool that can be used to help improve many aspects of your life and health including headaches and migraines . But what exactly is it, how does it work, how do you practice it? Dr. Helen (osteopath) explains in depth all about mindfulness and how it can really help you .
Sick of hearing "it's just stress" when you know there's something else going on causing your headaches/migraines? So are we!!
Abdominal exercises can be quite hard and triggering for headache and migraine sufferers . Dr. Katie (osteopath) gives you her top tips and modifications to work your abs but prevent setting off a headache/migraine .
Tune in to find out if what you think about headaches and migraines is actually true or helping or whether there is something better.
If you are experiencing headaches and/or migraines, call us today on (03) 9486 7543 to book in with one of our headache practitioners to see how they can help you.
There are many different dietary changes that can help headaches and migraines sufferers . Today Dr. Helen (osteopath) tells us all about how the ketogenic diet aka the keto diet could be of benefit in reducing your headaches/migraines .
It can be so frustrating when you have excruciating pain and debilitating symptoms of headaches and migraines but the tests come back negative. What tests do we do, what tests should we do, what do they mean and where do we go from here? Dr. Beth (osteopath) answers all these questions and more .
To make an appointment with one of our practitioners for a headache/migraine assessment, call reception on (03) 9486 7543 today.