The findings … …and subsequent assumption from a recent observational Italian study;1 ‘When cervical pain is actually migraine: An observational study in 207 patients.’ challenge basic neuro/anatomical/physiological principles. This survey sought to assign a headache diagnosis to a cohort of 132 participants who had self diagnosed their headache as being of cervical in origin. The
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If so, this is a strong indicator that your neck is involved. Although neck pain is common in the general population it is even more common headache and migraine patients. In a study of migraine and tension headache patients, 76% and 89% respectively reported associated neck pain. Whilst some authorities suggest neck symptoms accompanying migraine
At last… PhD completed This has been brewing for 25 years… life’s ongoing journey! In the early nineties, the clinical phenomenon of reproducing and resolution of typical head pain when examining O-C3 spinal segmental movements intrigued me. I was sustaining techniques because I thought I needed to remodel soft tissue, but research indicated that it
The periaqueductal grey (PAG) also known as the ‘central grey’ is the primary control centre for descending pain modulation i.e. suppression of pain. So I get that dimunition of the PAG influence could be involved in migraine. What I don’t get is that this central, supra spinal influence (if) acting alone results in migraine –
Some Facts Migraine is the second most common headache condition next to Tension-type Headache. Up to one fourth of all women have migraine, and of those, 60% experience migraine without aura episodes in at least two thirds of their menstrual cycles. Menstrual Migraine is in the top five disabling conditions for women and is now