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  • By mistycat511

    Hi I have been a migraine sufferer since my 20’s off and on with aura and without. When I went through menopause, my migraines changed and I only experienced the aura, no headache. Then miraculously for a year and a half the migraines went away completely. Over the past few months they have returned with a vengeance, I believe due to taking care of my granddaughter who is now 20lbs. This has put considerable strain on my neck and shoulder muscles. I go to my chiropractor and get massages which seem to help for a week or two but then they are back. It is very frustrating. Does anyone have any suggestions for keeping the neck muscles loose? Anyone have a similar experience? I would appreciate any advice or just to hear from someone going through the same thing.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi mistycat511,

    Thank you for your questions and being part of the Migraine.com discussion forum. I am however, sorry to hear you’re having more attacks, that’s very frustrating. Let me see what information I can give you that may help.

    I bet you’re enjoying taking care of your granddaughter, but lifting 20lbs. all day can put a strain on neck and shoulders as you are finding out. Is there anyway you could lift her a bit less? That’s probably a silly question!!

    Having said that, you may want to investigate physical therapy, or PT. PT would help you with neck and shoulder strengthening exercises and maybe even a different way to lift your granddaughter.

    We have information on neck issues and migraine and PT in these articles; https://migraine.com/blog/some-headaches-are-caused-by-neck-problems/ and https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-treatment-experiences-physical-therapy/.

    Let me know what you think,
    Nancy

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