My migraines are always on my left side-temple, jaw, eye socket. I’ve been using ice packs but wonder if heat would alleviate pain better? I think in general ice is for reducing swelling and inflammation and heat increases blood flow. Which would be helpful in the head?
A migraine enlarges the blood vessels in the cerebellum. So ice helps to decrease the blood vessels. This is a medical fact.
My school nurse always hands me a ice pack to place on the back of my head says that helps with the blood flow I use ice packs a lot never tryed heat
I always put a flexible ice pack at the nape of my neck
Yes I use ice and it will numb the pain for a bit. So I have to stop and start up again when able.