If a person suffers from migraine headaches, the only information he wants to know at the time of the attack is where to find relief. We will discuss this at the end of the article. However, there is information that a person should be aware of that may help him understand why his headaches may be occurring. Here are a couple of common underlying factors.
Lightning storms: A research study involving people suffering from migraines in Missouri and Ohio revealed that there is a higher chance of having a migraine attack during a storm that produces lighting. This may be due to a number of things such as:
- A rise in barometric pressure
- High humidity levels
- An increase in electromagnetic waves
- An increase in the production of fungus spores
- An increase in the production of ozone
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Underlying health problems: Migraines can be an indicator of some serious health problems going on that a person may not be aware of. If a person has aura before a headache, this can increase his or her chance of cardiovascular disease, and he also has an increased risk of stroke. This is particularly true for women over 35 who use birth control pills or are smokers.
Another health issue to be alert to is that of a brain aneurysm. These are described as the worst headaches of a person’s life. They are due to pressure building up within the brain because of blood vessels that have burst. A nose bleed is also a sign that is indicative of an aneurysm as the pressure that is building in the head can force the blood out of the nasal cavity.
Alleviating Migraine Pain in Hendersonville, NC
There is a strong link between migraine pain and a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae. If the C1 or C2 vertebra are out place, they can place undue pressure on the brainstem. This can hinder blood flow and communication to and from the brain and body. These are the perfect conditions for a migraine to occur. At the Apple Valley Clinic of Chiropractic, we use a gentle procedure to realign these bones, allowing the body to communicate better. This is often all that is needed to eliminate migraine pain.
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