We are unable to locate any evidence based studies that directly link lower back and neck strain with frequent or re-occurring migraine headaches in healthcare workers. However, most of the definitive studies on migraines cite some degree of causation by stress (mental or physical). One might deduce (however indirectly), that continued unsafe lifting practices and strain on the lower back and neck might cause physical or emotional distress and thereby trigger a migraine attack. Note: the most frequently cited contributing factors linked to migraines are 1) Sleep Disturbances (irregular sleep patterns, too much or too little sleep), and 2) Emotional factors (excitement, anger, fear, anxiety, stress or letdown).
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