Awareness of migraines and how debilitating they can be for those who suffer from them has increased, but there is still much confusion about this condition in society today. And for those whose lives are massively disrupted by the onset of a painful migraine, the frustration of people not fully realising its severity can add to the overall discomfort felt.
As such, Migraine Awareness Week aims to spread knowledge and understanding about this issue so that people who live with this condition can find it easier, whether it’s explaining to a manager more easily that a migraine is sufficient reason to take time off, finding the right solutions and remedies faster, or simply receiving understanding and sympathy from others about what they’re going through.
Making Migraine Treatment Better
Although many people with migraines have had a positive experience in receiving medical treatment and advice from professionals, some have not.
Sometimes, this can be a result of patients not being able to accurately convey the severity of their conditions (impacting diagnosis) but it can also be due to the failure of doctors to administer the right level of care or medication to migraine patients.
Migraine awareness week aims to improve all of this and make treatment of this condition more straightforward and effective. By raising the profile of this complex neurological condition, it is hoped that both communities and professionals will recognize its impact on individuals and make it easier for those who suffer from them to come forward and seek support.
How to Observe Migraine Awareness Week
There are several activities that run during the week, such as lectures, webinars, talks and more. You’ll also find educational content being circulated online during this period, which you can feel free to share with friends and family.
For those who don’t have migraines, the most important thing is to appreciate the struggles faced by those who do.
What’s the Connection between Back Pain and Headaches
We often get asked about the connection between different pains and health conditions, such as how back pain could relate to headaches and migraines. While full medical diagnosis is necessary to discern the relationship between different conditions for each person, there is evidence that shows that migraine and lower back pain are associated with each other.
Some experience a headache and back pain at the same time. And others may suffer from specific injuries or conditions that can lead to symptoms of back pain and headaches, such as car accidents or sports injuries.
Poor posture and muscle pain in parts of the body that cause strain on certain muscles can also lead to various ailments like back pain and headache, occurring simultaneously in some cases. If you’d like to learn more about this and how we might be able to build a health and wellbeing plan that supports migraine relief, let us know. We offer back pain acupuncture, as well as several activities and treatments that might help your situation.