Lauren – Case Study in Migraines
Lauren came to me at the age of 27, with complaints of migraines. The migraines were severe enough to cause nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and more.
After discussing her injuries, her history of concussions stuck out as a probable main cause. As well as being compounded by stress: being a new mom as well as still working.
I assessed to structure, found restricted toe movement, a paradoxical breathing pattern, and hypertonicity of all muscles (a type of nervous system overcompensation).
We worked through all of these issues and released multiple muscles in the neck. She was assigned homework and came back the following week reporting 6 days without a headache. We continued with treatment weekly the spacing between her migraines improved incrementally.
Visit 1: Main complaint, migraines.
Visit 2: Reports 6 days no migraines
Visit 3: No Migraines since visit 2
Visit 4: Still no Migraines
Visit 5: 1 Minor migraines halted with medication
Soon after we began extending her visits by 2-3 weeks, 4 weeks, and eventually 5 weeks. Lauren continues to improve and could likely be migraine free for many months or more, but because her quality of life has improved so drastically she prefers to receive treatment once every 5 weeks!