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What is a Complex Migraine?

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If you have ever experienced a migraine then you know how painful they can be. Well now we just throw the word complex in front of it and suddenly the condition is even more terrifying. The fact is that these migraines are actually scarier to experience or witness than the name can even explain. What is complex migraine syndrome? Let's take a closer look.

A migraine causes intense pain. It can also result in blurred vision, nausea, and aura. Complex migraine symptoms include all of that and more. A person may lose their vision completely. They can feel weak and fatigued and even be unable to speak, or they may speak gibberish. In fact, sometimes the people around a person who is experiencing a complex migraine mistakenly believe that the person has had a stroke.

Complex Migraine Causes

What are some complex migraine causes? The underlying cause of complex migraines as not been identified. However, it is believed that this particularly debilitating type of migraine may be hereditary. Three different genes have been identified that are typically found in complex migraine sufferers.

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Fortunately, most migraines are not complex migraines. And, even, the severe complex migraines have been shown to respond to a specialized type of spinal procedure known as upper cervical. Many migraines are caused by head or neck injuries that were never properly diagnosed and treated. If you suffer from migraines, upper cervical chiropractic care may be able to help alleviate your symptoms by correcting the misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These two bones, found at the base of the brain, can cause problems throughout the body if misaligned. Migraines are just one of the many symptoms of an upper neck injury.

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