The causes of migraines taking hold of you could be from muscle tension, unaligned vertebrae, skipping meals, crying, loud noises, bright lights, certain odors, certain foods, alcohol, caffeine, little or too much sleep and many more triggers. If you’ve never had a migraine before, or you think you suffer from them more often than you’d like, it’s important for you to know the warning signs that what you’re experiencing is just that, a migraine headache.
Signs & Symptoms During a Migraine
Throbbing, pulsating or pounding pain
Pain may begin on one side of your head, then spread throughout both sides
Intense pain in the forehead area
Headache lasting from 4 to 72 hours
Signs & Symptoms Before or During a Migraine
Nausea or vomiting
Dizziness, vertigo or lightheadedness
Loss of appetite
Light, movement and noise worsen head pain
Visual disturbance (zigzag lines, flashing lights or temporary blind spots)
Symptoms Post Migraine
Feeling mentally dull, thinking is not sharp or clear
How can chiropractic care help with headache relief?
Chiropractic care adjustments will realign your vertebrae, increasing blood flow and relaxing the muscles around the adjusted area. This will help to alleviate the stress that’s put on your spine and improve your spinal function overall. Your chiropractor may suggest a diet change or even an addition to your diet, such as B complex vitamins. Exercises and relaxation techniques are always given, as well as advice on how to prevent other migraines from happening if they’re from muscle tightness or unaligned vertebrae.
If you’re still not convinced that chiropractic care can help you overcome migraines, know several clinical trials were completed by researchers on how chiropractic adjustments helped those suffering from migraines. While spinal manipulation didn’t help a small amount of people, 22% of those suffering from headaches reported a 90% reduction of migraine attacks. Another 49% of sufferers reported a significant reduction of the intensity of migraines.
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