Hi - I suffer from daily chronic headaches at least 20-25 days a month. Tried all the preventative medications and get some relief from Gabapentin 1200mg per day - Question: I love to exercise and do Pilates, yoga and weight training - I do find that after certain exercises the migraine get worse. I thought exercise was a good preventative measure. PLEASE tell me your opinion on this. Margo.
Exercise can be a two-edged sword for those with Migraines. Exercise is good for overall health as well as helping people be less susceptible to their Migraine triggers, thus reducing Migraines.
On the other side of that is the fact that some exercise is indeed a Migraine trigger for some Migraineurs. Many exercises will also make a Migraine worse if you already have one.
Whether you do it yourself or find a trainer or exercise physiologist to work with you, the best solution ...
The chronic pain from scoliosis deserves special consideration. This skeletal deformity of the spine can be obvious or obscure. Either way, scoliosis can cause a pain in the neck, mid-back, or low back. What exactly is scoliosis? In technical terms, scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine occurring in the coronal plane.
What the heck does that mean?
If you look at a normal spine from the back, the spine lines up, like an "I", straight from head to tail. If you look at a spine with scoliosis from the back, the normal straight line of the spine is curved like a "C" or an "S" or an evil looking snake. Seventy percent of the cases are classified as "Idiopathic Scoliosis", meaning that the cause is unknown. Sometimes scoliosis occurs in the infantile stage (below the age of 4 years old). Sometimes scoliosis occurs in the juvenile stage (ages 4 years to 9 years). However, most of the time, scoliosis occurs in adolescents (from age 10 years old to skeletal maturity). A majority of Adol...
Article updated and reviewed by Scott J. Luhmann, MD, Instructor in Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. Editorial review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network on May 19, 2005. Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine, occurring in the cervical (neck), thoracic (chest), or in the lumbar spine (low back). The onset of scoliosis may occur during infancy (birth to three years), the juvenile years (ages four to nine), or in the adolescent years (greater than or equal to 10). The infantile type more commonly affects males and is the least common of the three types. Spontaneous correction may occur, but in the typical case the curve progresses with growth. Occasionally abnormal development of one or more of the vertebrae (i.e., Hemivertebrae) occurs which may affect curve progression. Juvenile scoliosis first appears between three and 10 years of age when a thoracic curve begins to form causing chest asymmetry, prominence of a shoulder bl...
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