Hello everyone, This week we will be looking at how to resolve chronic migraine headaches which affect over 35 million people in the United States, with the majority being between the ages of 35 and 45, and over 1 billion world wide.

People are increasingly unhappy with their status quo. They remember being more comfortable in their bodies and wonder what has changed. The guilty party seems to be time. But how exactly has the passage of time managed to compromise our feeling of youth, resilience, health and wellbeing?

The typical response is, aging, I am getting old. Yes, but age is just the passage of time. It is our behaviour during the passage of time, which ultimately determines who we have become and what we are feeling today.

The question becomes how can we modify both our environment and our behaviour to change the quality of the mechanical input acting upon us so that we move away from the path of deterioration and we move towards the path of restoration.

The goal of these Pain Paradox emails, is to provide you with the latest information in pain science and care. This will allow you to make informed decisions about your pain, decisions will that empower you to transform your pain care journey, positively and sustainably.

Experience Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration: For lasting relief from chronic migraine headaches

Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration (ABSI) is a powerful modality that brings alignment and balance to the body’s muscles, bones, and other systems. But why is it so effective at treating chronic migraine headaches?

Migraine headaches are caused by several factors, including restricted blood-flow to the brain and related nerve dysfunction. These migraine triggers can then lead to intense throbbing or pulsing pain that usually affects one side of the head, as well as other symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to light. This restricted blood flow is due to a variety of reasons, including changes in the chemical makeup of the blood vessels, hormones, stress levels and environmental factors.

Nerve dysfunction may also play a role in migraine headaches. Nerves transmit signals from the brain throughout the body, so when they become overworked or impaired, they can send migraine signals to your head resulting in pain. The nerves may be affected by imbalances in serotonin and other chemicals, changes in brain chemistry, or inflammation.

Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration is the perfect treatment for migraines. Excellent results have been achieved as a result of ABSI.

This restricted blood flow is linked to an inherited structural imbalance in the skeletal system that runs through families. For over 75% of patients, Physical Medicine intervention is necessary for treating postural imbalances. Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration has proven to be one of the most effective treatments available for correcting this problem and providing migraine relief.

Muscle imbalances are the core cause of migraines, as they put strain on our skeletal structures and impede blood circulation to the head. This irregular electrochemistry in turn triggers migraine headaches.

Studies showcase that people suffering from migraines endure persistent spasms in the jaw and skull. This discomfort can be triggered by stress which leads to clenching, or even wearing orthodontic braces which alters the architecture of your maxilla bones. However it is induced, this muscle tension changes one’s posture and causes further issues along with restricted blood-flow and nerve activity imbalances in the brain.

For those who experience migraines, the usual culprit is an unseen misalignment of their skull and jaw due to braces or tension from stress. It becomes evident that medications cannot cure the underlying issue; a musculoskeletal imbalance. Therefore, it’s essential to identify and address this root cause in order to end the chronic pain associated with migraine headaches.

Many migraine sufferers are not even aware that they experience chronic muscle tension. To identify if you have tension in your jaw muscles, pay attention to how often your teeth touch each other or grit together. If this is a frequent occurrence, it indicates that the jaw muscles are chronically contracted and tense.

Facial muscles can be contracted to such an extent that they cause excruciating pain, nausea, changes in vision and other symptoms. Stress leads to tension which is a catalyst for more stress; this cycle must be broken if one wishes to avoid the onset of chronic migraines.

Doctors have done a lot of research and they agree that all migraines are related to the trigeminal neurovascular complex. The trigeminal complex is composed of the nerves and associated blood vessels that make up the trigeminal neural system. With its powerful position as one of the most critical pain signaling systems within the brain, the trigeminal nerve is responsible for regulating and maintaining blood flow in our cerebral arteries.

The brain uses a lot of energy to interpret signals from the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve is the primary source of sensation and movement in the head, jaw, and neck areas. It sends pain signals to the central nervous system. If your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is suffering from excessive tension and irritation of the trigeminal nerve, it will begin to transmit persistent signals instructing blood vessels to constrict and intensify muscle activity.

Have you heard of vascular headaches? Dysfunction along its pathway can give rise to a splitting headache. The trigeminal ganglion (nerve cluster) is situated at the top of the jaw, making it highly susceptible to tension across the temporomandibular joint as well any associated dysfunction that further irritates this nerve. Interestingly, this location mirrors where migraine sufferers often place their hands on their temples in iconic illustrations.

Experiencing migraines and other forms of head pain is a sign that the muscles in your head, neck and shoulders are out of balance. This imbalance then causes nerve irritation which leads to constant muscle spasms. It’s essential to recognize that the alignment between these three areas relies heavily on the rest of your body being balanced as well.

Enjoy a migraine headache free mind and body with Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration

Start your journey to structural well being with a comprehensive 90 minute Adaptive Bodywork Session or make it a project with a 3, 6 or 12-series.

Together we’ll explore what’s holding you back.

Together, we’ll set you on a path to a more balanced and integrated life.

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Together we’ll explore what’s holding you back.

Together, we’ll set you on a path to a more balanced and integrated life.

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