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How to get rid of migraines…

If you’re tired of dealing with the pain, and wondering how to get rid of migraines…

Keep reading, because you’ll learn how to massage 2 muscles for migraine relief.

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 1 in 4 households suffer with migraines.  Breaking down into 12% of the worldwide population that suffers with migraines.

And if we threw in all the other types of headaches, the amount of people dealing with this type of pain would be even larger.

People who are looking to get rid of migraines often end up using some sort of medication or drug meant to treat migraines.

Sometimes, the medication works to relieve the pain, other times it doesn’t.  But medications are never a true cure for migraines.

Instead, they are simply a short-term band aid.

There are numerous reasons for migraines.  However, according to recent research, most migraines have a common factor that originates in the top 3 vertebrae in the neck.

When there is a problem in the structure of the neck, there will also be issues with the soft tissue surrounding it.  This may lead to pain, discomfort, and other symptoms.

So, it may be important to massage and strip down the tender spots in the neck, if you’re unsure of how to get rid of migraines.

The two muscles that commonly affect migraines are the SCM and Levator Scapulae.

These 2 muscles play a large role in generating pain and trigger points that affect the head.

If you’d like to see how to perform the massage, check out the recent video we created:

The Sternocleidomastoid muscle attaches at the base of the skull and runs down to the clavicle.

muscle to massage for relief from migraines


While the Levator Scapulae originates at the top 3 vertebrae in the neck.  Then it attaches to the top of the shoulder blade.

muscle to massage for migraine relief


Ultimately, massaging these muscles is not a permanent fix, but will help you get relief from migraines.  It’s important to break down all the tight and tender nodules that are found in the muscle belly to help you achieve relief.

Greenwood Village chiropractor

Dr. Matt Pennetti suffered from excruciating cluster headaches in college that threatened to derail his playing career and school. His life took a turn when he was introduced to a Neuro-Structural Chiropractor who was able to gave him relief from the pain and discomfort. After that life-changing moment, Dr. Matt decided he wanted to to do the same for other people who suffer with health issues. When Dr. Matt is not in the office, he's feverishly completing the "honey-do" list, or trying to keep his son, Braxton from growing up too quick.

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