If a person has experienced the following, then he has likely had a migraine:
- Intense pain in the head
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and sound
Yes, these symptoms make migraines unbearable for many people. One interesting fact is that a person does not always have to have a headache as a migraine symptom. One may have vertigo, vision changes (even blindness), and nausea without the head pain. This is because migraines are neurological in nature and affect each person differently. They also commonly last from 3 to 72 hours which can certainly affect a person’s day-to-day schedule.
What are some triggers that may bring on migraines?
- Bright light
- Loud noises
- Changes in hormones
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Coping with Migraines in Conventional Ways
Many turn to prescription pain medication to help with their migraines. Some try over-the-counter options. While these may help on a temporary basis, it is important to remember that they all come with unwanted side effects. Sometimes, the drugs many not even help.
Because of this, some feel that surgery is the right option. But, once again, surgery comes along with its own dangers and side effects. Many would like to find a natural, non-invasive, and safe way to deal with migraines but are not sure where to look.
Why Upper Cervical Chiropractic—A Conservative Approach to Migraines
A connection has been seen between migraine headaches and misalignments in the bones of the top of the neck. How can a person know if this is the reason for his migraines? Here are some things to look for:
- The head feels heavy, or the neck feels painful and tight
- The pain starts at the base of the skull
- A person has had previous head or neck injuries, even if it was many years ago
The absolute best way to be sure is to make a visit to an upper cervical chiropractor. Thus, you can get your neck properly evaluated for misalignments. Upper cervical chiropractic also involves a gentle procedure to help realign the bones. It has been observed in numerous case studies that this may be all that is needed to see a reduction or end to one’s migraine headaches.
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