If you suffer from bouts of unexplained vomiting, and suspect you may have, or have been diagnosed with, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) physiotherapy treatment may help.
With a detailed assessment, we learn exactly what your Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) pattern looks like and learn how CVS is impacting your life, as it is different for everyone. We can determine whether your neck is the cause by assessing the resting position of the vertebrae in the neck and determine which muscles are involved, what effect that is having on the nerves and how we are going to change it.
Migraine and Headache Symptoms
Migraines and headache presentations are unique for every sufferer, and present as a combination of;
- auras (visual or auditory)
- debilitating pain
- brain fog
- light sensitivity
- neck pain and restriction
Some migraines last all afternoon, where others can last ten days or anywhere in between, just like CVS. Silent migraine’s only symptom is an aura (visual disturbances) and rarely presents with pain, and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome can be considered a migraine where the only symptom is vomiting. The cervical spine treatment protocol for headache/migraine is safe and can be implemented for CVS, especially considering that nearly all CVS patients also suffer some sort of neck pain and headache.
CVS Treatment and Results
It is common to be able to press in certain points in the neck and reproduce some sensation in your neck and head that you get during your period of vomiting. We can then work with muscle releases, neural retraining and exercises to improve the function in your neck and measure that against your changing vomiting pattern, i.e. if your pattern is vomiting for 10 days each episode and with neck treatment you only vomit for 3 days, we know we have found the cause and are making a difference. We can also measure success based on how it was affecting your life. If you were taking 7 sick days off school a month and now you are only taking 2, we also know you are improving.
Based on the outcomes of our hands on clinical approach with our Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome sufferers, we are confident that we can greatly improve the symptoms and patterns of CVS, or at worst, eliminate the musculoskeletal system as a potential cause in children and adults alike.
Book an appointment with the Headache Neck and Jaw Clinic today for comprehensive CVS assessment and treatment.