An increase in migraines is seen during the summer months. Why is this so? There can be a number of reasons. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Sunlight: The sun is much brighter during summer days. It is a good idea to get a decent pair of sunglasses that are polarized. Another suggestion is to wear a ballcap or wide-brimmed hat.
- Sensitivities to chemicals: Different chemicals seem to abound during summer months – bug spray, body spray, and sunscreen to mention just a few. If this is a trigger, one may need to buy products without fragrance and let friends and family members know to do the same.
- Becoming dehydrated: It is important all year round to drink plenty of water. However, in the summer it is more vital than ever because heat and working or playing outdoors can deplete the body of fluids. It is also important to avoid large amounts of caffeine as this can dehydrate the body further.
Trying to avoid a migraine before it hits is a good idea. Avoiding certain triggers or situations that may bring on a headache is vital. Performing preventative measures, such as drinking water regularly and getting enough rest, is also important. However, there is a big difference between a migraine trigger and the underlying cause.
Identifying an Underlying Cause of Migraines
A connection has been noted between a misalignment in the top bones of the neck and migraine headaches. It only takes a tiny misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae to disrupt blood flow to the brain and communication throughout the body. At Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, CA, we correct this specific type if upper cervical misalignment. We use the latest imaging technology to find the exact location of the misalignment and then work to correct it by using a gentle, side-effect-free method. Most patients report an improvement in symptoms. Some see migraines go away completely.
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