More than two thirds of the population suffers from headaches. These ailments range from tension headaches to migraines with auras. They can affect young children, pregnant women and adults. According to recent studies, the trigeminal nerve (which innervates several parts of the face) and more particularly the trigeminal vascular system, influence the occurrence of headaches. The trigeminal vascular system connects the various organs of our senses such as our eyes, ears and mouth. It is a true crossroads of information for postural balance, since it constantly informs the brain of the position of the head in space. The trigeminal nerve is therefore heavily involved in Postural Deficiency Syndrome (PDS) and in its headache-related symptoms.
If cranio-cephalic musculo-fascial structures are involved, we know that it will translate into tension headaches and Arnold’s neuralgia, for example. The feeling of the muscle tension thus reflects a state of “postural stress”. This state is a real behavior of struggle, like the one we adopt for fight or flight: tightening the teeth, raising the muscles of the shoulders and neck, and blocking the breathing muscles of the chest. The headache felt in the morning near the temples, forehead or back of the head during an exaggerated clenching is an illustration of this “postural stress”. Moreover, as most of us have acquired biomechanical asymmetries in early childhood due to muscle compensation efforts, pain varies as to its intensity and location.
Headaches may also be due to information disturbance from around the trigeminal vascular system. In this case, different levels of the brain are being affected, and postural balance itself will be affected, resulting in decompensation and Postural Deficiency Syndrome (PDS). Migraine could be associated with neurovascular symptoms, as well as general autonomic symptoms: vagal discomfort with fainting called “pressure drop”, uncontrollable acceleration of the heart rate, or respiratory rate variations. It may also be accompanied by phenomena affecting the other senses, whether olfactory, visual or vestibular. Moreover, it would explain the hormonal context which is so often thought to be the triggering factor. The services we offer include postural manual therapy, but also different neurostimulation techniques to reprogram the proprioceptive system, and thus help to regulate the neural centers involved.