Fortunately, the cause for a long-term headache is, more often than is believed, in the shoulder. The muscles of the upper back and shoulder region are jammed and may also have caused locks in the thoracic and cervical vertebrae. Unless three treatment sessions do not remove the symptoms, further examinations are needed to find the cause for the symptoms.
Factors triggering migraine attacks include:
- Many people suffer from so-called weekend migraine, when work stress is relieved and they should have time to relax; instead, migraine attacks.
- Psychological problems
- Some foods and beverages, or insufficient nutrition
- Lack of rest
- Smoking / exposure to cigarette smoke
- Heavy odours
- Certain medicines
- Internal and external factors affecting the eyes and vision
- Hormonal disorders
Although several different causes may trigger a migraine attack, one factor is common to most migraine sufferers – LOCKED SHOULDER MUSCLES. Whether the cause for muscle tenseness is physical or psychological, the end-result is the same. Massage of shoulder and upper back muscles as well as mobilisation of the cervical and thoracic vertebrae is crucially important for elimination of symptoms.