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Monday, February 8, 2016
Can Massage Therapy Relieve Migraine Pain and Tension?
Will massage therapy help relieve the pain and tension of a migraine headache?
Many patients find that massage therapy is very helpful for migraine headache prevention. Migraines are triggered by so many potential things. Often tense muscles can be a potent trigger. Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, as well as acupuncture, are also very helpful for the prevention of migraines. The key is to have your treatment regularly...usually every 2-4 weeks, depending on the treatment and the severity and frequency of the headaches.
Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd
Formerly, Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University