The background to migraine
Pressure in the veins in the brain increases; that is a fact. The intraocular pressure is increased causing the afflicted person to seek refuge in dark rooms. Flexibility between the skull and the spinal column is either restricted or blocked. Neck pains are observable and psychological problems begin.
Insofar as there is no actual illness, all these symptons of the patient can be explained from an osteopathic point of view as follows: The connection between the skull and the spinal column is extremely sensitive. For this reason this part of the body is subject to complicated laws of motion, among other things because there are no intervertebral discs between the skull and the first and second cervical vertebrae.
Every false position in this area has catastrophic consequences. The skull consists of movable parts which at certain spots provide openings for the passage of nerves and blood vessels.
The brain and other sensory organs such as the eyes, nose and ears are thereby provided with oxygenated blood. The oxygen-deficient blood flows back to the heart. It is exactly here that the migraine problem lies. The oxygen-deficient blood has difficulty flowing off through the exit points and because of this the intercranial pressure is increased. This also explains the increased intraocular pressure and the sensitivity to light.
The position of the skull on the first cervical vertebra has to be equilibrated and the eyes must be level without strain otherwise the balance can be impaired.
That is why it is important that the cervical vertebra is in the correct position because an incorrect position leads to massive muscle tension and restriction of the blood vessels. This in turn creates strong intracranial pressure and leads to migraine.
Permanent fatigue is an observable consequence of this long-standing disturbance in the night.