Migraines can be debilitating and cause one to miss out on spending time with family and friends as well as miss days of work. They can last for a few hours or as long as a couple of days. They may also include a recovery period referred to as postdrome. Migraines are known for:
- Pounding or throbbing in the head
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to sounds, light, and certain odors
- Visual disturbances
Aura precedes migraines for a number of patients. This is something happening in the body to act as a warning of a migraine episode. Some have visual hints, such as blind spots or sparkling lights. Others may have tingling in the extremities of the body. Not everyone with migraines experiences aura. As mentioned, postdrome is the recovery period after a migraine, similar to a hangover. One may experience:
- Problems focusing or thinking
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Common Care for Migraines
Migraines are difficult to care for as they are as individual as the person coping with them. No one really understands why migraines occur. Those having migraines are looking for fast answers to the intense pain in their heads. Often, the easiest thing to do is grab the nearest pain medication. Many are beginning to look for more natural approaches, however.
A Natural Way to Cope with Migraines
A problem with the function of the brainstem seems to be a frequently overlooked reason that migraines happen. Migraines are neurological in origin. When a misalignment has occurred in the bones of the top part of the spine, the brainstem is put under stress, potentially causing it to malfunction.
Upper cervical chiropractors are specifically trained to find these misalignments and then work to correct them. A gentle approach is used, omitting the need to pop or crack the spine. When pressure is relieved from the brainstem, the body is able to communicate and function at a higher level. This can be effective in relieving and even eliminating migraines in some cases, often in as little as one or two visits.
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