False Smells, Brain Fog, and Other Unexpected Migraine Signs

migraine relief in Redwood City

Many people who experience migraines regularly notice odd and unexpected symptoms before, during, and after their episodes. They take advantage of these signs to know when they need to seek extra patient care or their go-to options for migraine relief in Redwood City. 

Do you happen to notice uncommon migraine signs and symptoms too? Let's look at the top 5 most unexpected sins of migraine episodes below. 

False Smells 

Besides causing visual problems, migraines can also set off other sensory issues, such as detecting scents that aren't actually there. Although considered extremely rare, olfactory hallucinations are real and can cause slight problems in migraineurs.

Brain Fog

Several migraineurs experience brain fog or impaired cognition. This may be because of the heightened brain activity and the significant changes in the brain chemicals during an episode. 

Body temperature fluctuations

Some patients seeking migraine relief in Redwood City report body temperature fluctuations a few hours or days before an attack. They mostly experience body chills and unexplained hot flushes, making their episodes more debilitating. 


A 2018 case study notes that yawning is among the most common self-reported migraine symptoms before or during an attack. Unfortunately, researchers remain clueless as to why it happens. 


Allodynia refers to a symptom that affects your ability to process pain. Studies note that this symptom also manifests in some migraineurs, leaving them highly sensitive to sensory stimuli like heat, pressure, and whatnot.


Embrace Life-Changing Migraine Relief in Redwood City With NUCCA Care

So, which of the symptoms above do you observe before or during an episode? Do you have other surprising migraine indicators? We would love to hear about it! 

More importantly, we want to help you overcome these symptoms and recurring migraine attacks with the help of NUCCA care – a specialized technique in upper cervical chiropractic. Dr. Tsiglieris is a committed NUCCA doctor who carefully studies each case of cervical subluxation and provides tailored-fit neck bone adjustments to fix postural balance and restore balance in the nervous system.

Many patients can attest to the quality patient care he provides, so it may be worth it to learn more about his holistic approach to managing migraine attacks as soon as possible. 

Contact Advanced Spinal Care so you can begin seeking improved migraine symptoms. You may reach us online or by phone at (650) 595-0500. You’re only a few steps away from lasting migraine relief in Redwood City.


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If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com

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