Mar 18, 2022
What is a migraine?
What is cortical spreading depression?
What is trigeminovascular system activation?
And what does it mean when this causes temporary 1-sided paralysis?
And most of all: what if it’s not a migraine—what if it’s a stroke?
Migraines generate more questions than answers, but this episode will help sort out some of the basic factors.
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Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.
Recent Articles by Ruth:
“Unpacking the Long Haul,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, January/February 2022, page 35, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1439667-january-february-2022/36.
“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.
“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.
Pocket Pathology: https://www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app
‘Migraine Variants: Overview, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology’ (2021). Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1142731-overview (Accessed: 8 March 2022).
Charles, A.C. and Baca, S.M. (2013) ‘Cortical spreading depression and migraine’, Nature Reviews Neurology, 9(11), pp. 637–644. doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2013.192.
Gustafson, S.L. (2016) ‘Bowenwork for Migraine Relief: a Case Report’, International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, 9(1), pp. 19–28.
Hemiplegic Migraine: Symptoms & Treatments | AMF (no date) American Migraine Foundation. Available at: https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/resource-library/hemiplegic-migraine/ (Accessed: 8 March 2022).
Migraine Aura without Headache (no date) American Migraine Foundation. Available at: https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/resource-library/migraine-aura-without-headache/ (Accessed: 8 March 2022).
Migraine with Aura: Types, Symptoms & Treatments | AMF (no date a) American Migraine Foundation. Available at: https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/resource-library/understanding-migraine-aura/ (Accessed: 8 March 2022).
Migraine with Aura: Types, Symptoms & Treatments | AMF (no date b) American Migraine Foundation. Available at: https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/resource-library/understanding-migraine-aura/ (Accessed: 8 March 2022).
Trigeminovascular System - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics (no date). Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/trigeminovascular-system (Accessed: 8 March 2022).
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