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Case Study: Functional Approaches to Chronic Migraines

In today's post we are going to talk about Migraines and in particular Chronic migraines.

Chronic migraines are definitely one of the more debilitating and frustrating conditions for the people that suffer them. Migraines are much more common in women than in men and this may have to do with the different hormonal cycles of women, as hormones can have a huge impact.

"Chronic migraines are a complex, multi-sensory, multi-factorial neurological condition"

Key areas that we want to look at when working with migraines is someone's blood sugar balance, which is often effected to consistent and sustained states of "autonomic arousal" or fight/flight responses.

Cranial nerves are often involved in migraines as they can effect the sensory processing of the brain and nervous system, and migraines can be seen as an acute phase sensory processing dysfunction of the nervous system.

Movements of the eyes, head and neck are highly volatile inputs to the brain, and again, if dysregulated can be contributing to the migraine.

As always, an integrative and functional approach is going to yield the best results for migraines and in the video below, Nick discusses a case study that brought all these elements together.

Watch to understand more and if you are suffering from migraines, please don't hesitate to reach out and we will see if we can help you.

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