Migraines have been described as extreme pain that makes it hard to think or even function properly. They can last from 4-72 hours and may only be temporarily relieved by pain medication. People seeking help for migraines may visit more than one doctor or specialist and have probably tried a number of medications, injections, or other therapies to try to relieve their pain. However, the migraine cycle can be vicious. Migraines lead to pain medicine that takes away the pain for a short time, but then the migraine occurs again. It can be difficult to find lasting relief if one does not know where to turn.
One type of a migraine that occurs has aura that occurs with it. Aura is a particular symptom that happens just before the headache. These headaches are known for the following:
- They happen in 20% of the people who have migraines.
- Symptoms begin about 30 minutes or less before the onset of the headache.
- Symptoms can continue after the headache goes away.
- These warning symptoms can last for 5-20 minutes and are called prodrome.
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Migraine Relief in Hendersonville, NC
It doesn’t matter if a person has an aura or not when a migraine hits they just want relief. Chances are, very little help will come from taking one prescription after another. In fact, this can make migraines worse or cause unwanted side effects. One way to find relief begins with seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor.
The upper neck vertebrae can be misaligned by just ¼ of a millimeter, and this can affect a number of systems in the body. It may hinder the body and brain from communicating properly. Proper flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid are also restricted. This can lead to a migraine.
I have been specifically trained as to how to correct this type of misalignment. Once corrected, many patients have reported a decrease in intensity and severity of migraines. Some see their migraines go away entirely.
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