My mum suffers regularly from headaches, migraines, and a stiff neck/neck pain. She's in her early 40s and a smoker. She takes ibuprofen/paracetamol daily and waking up in the mornings is always painful for her. Her worst migraines occurs perhaps twice a year, where she suffers severe neck and shoulder pain (so bad she cannot move her head), flushes of cold and heat, and nauseousness. No pillow or sleeping schedule changes can relieve her migraines or neck pain.
I've checked everywhere to see if these symptoms may be signs of something serious, but I've got nothing. Just told it's normal and to go through generic lifestyle changes. I'm getting very worried for her, as these migraines have been hindering her for years and more severe headaches are becoming more frequent in her life.
Any hint on how to help her, or if her symptoms are something serious? I'd highly appreciate any advice.