I have been having migraines for the last 20 years. In the last two years some of my symptoms have changes: I get very stiff and painful neck which I didn't use to get; also vertigo is a new one.
I had kidney infection 5 years ago and I really don't want to take strong migraine medications; paracetamol or ibuprofen is as far as I go if its very bad and can'r afford to go to bed. Also, I have been taking natural remedies all my life as I am italian and in Italy homeopathy is well recognised and practised.
I am also a contemporary dancer and movement researcher so I am very interested in how structural/mechanical/alignment/and other anatomical functions effect and can be at the core of migraine. I am also really fedup with 'pain killer remedies' and just suppressing the symptoms, I am interested in tackling the causes (even if it takes a long time). I have done some research and I can relate my new symptoms with Occipital headaches sooperarticles.com/health-f...
I hope I haven't developed this type of headache as well as my usual migraine!!
I also found interesting information about the first vertebra/Atlas misalignment which could be the cause of my new symptoms and could really effect the amount of migraines I am getting atlantotec.com/en/
Has anyone had problems with their Atlas vertebra and tried any of these techniques: osteopathic Craniosacral Therapy, chiropractic Sacro-Occipital Technique, Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique ?? I haven't tried these yet and was wondering if anyone has something to share in relation to this.
ALSO, I am planning to go to my GP again soon; I am not fun of them as they don't really understand migraine and just prescribe strong pain killers; so I always have to do all the research myself and then suggest things they wouldn't otherwise (I am sure other have experienced this). I will try to convince them I need lots of tests as last time I had major tests for my migraine was a long time ago (apart from blood tests), so: a new blood test, is it worth asking for an electroencephalogram (EEG)? last time I had one was 17 years ago (I have epilepsy history in my family); neck x-ray ..not sure if NHs does it or the chiropractic will do this.....anymore tests I can ask the GP for ??? Thanks !