Migraines can be a real torment for people who have them. The most common symptoms include the following:
- Throbbing or pulsing headaches, usually one-sided
- Nausea and vomiting
- Lightheadedness, sometimes followed by fainting
- Sensitivity to lights, sounds, and sometimes even smells and touch
Although severe head pain is common for people suffering from migraines, you do not always have to experience a headache to be diagnosed with migraines. Head pain merely is one symptom of the disorder. You may have dizziness, blindness, or other vision issues without having a headache.
Migraine attacks can last for 3 to 72 hours and be so disabling for patients that most are forced to stay in bed until the pain goes away. Often, they miss work or school and have their social activities and family life suffer.
Common Migraine Triggers
Every individual has different triggers, but these are the common culprits that cause the sudden onset of migraines for most people:
- Hormonal changes
- Loud noises
- Bright lights
Identifying your triggers gets you one step closer to effectively handling your migraines and dodging future attacks.
Traditional Migraine Treatments
Taking medication is a common practice in treating migraines. Preventative drugs may reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, and over-the-counter painkillers may help you get through a migraine attack. Although these give some momentary relief, they do not address the underlying cause of migraines. They may also come with unpleasant side effects. Overuse of pain-relieving medicines can trigger more migraine attacks. Surgery is also another option to cope with migraines, but it is dangerous and comes along with its own set of risks.
An Alternative Method to Overcome Migraines
There is one safe and non-invasive treatment for migraines that is getting ample attention for its effectiveness – upper cervical chiropractic care! Migraines have been linked to a misalignment in the top two bones of the neck, and our Redwood City, California upper cervical treatment care is here help.
- Have you had a trauma to the head or neck in the past?
- Does your headache start at the base of your skull?
- Is your neck painful, and does your head feel heavy?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, an atlas misalignment could be the reason for your migraines. The only way to be sure is to visit an upper cervical chiropractor. Call us today to set up a consultation.
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