Migraines often present with severe head pain as a primary symptom. However, this is not the only migraine symptom, and some other others can be just as debilitating. Here are a few other common symptoms, though this is by no means a comprehensive list:
- Sensory sensitivity
- Mood swings
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
Some patients experience aura prior to a migraine. This usually happens about 20 minutes before the primary symptoms begin. Many aura symptoms are visual such as seeing zigzag lines or blurred vision.
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What Your Doctor Will Do for Migraines
Since migraines are a mystery to the medical community in general, treatment varies wildly depending on the practitioner. Often doctors start with a painkiller just to see if a patient will be satisfied with stopping the pain when an attack starts. However, many want to stop migraines from occurring rather than just caring for the symptoms as they happen. As a result, there has been a turn toward natural methods of care.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Goes After the Underlying Cause
It is intriguing to note how many migraine patients also have a subluxation of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. A misalignment here can result in reduced blood flow to the brain, increased intracranial pressure, and other conditions that may cause migraines to arise. As a result, many are turning to upper cervical chiropractic to go after the underlying issue rather than the symptoms of a migraine.
At Advanced Spinal Washington, we used the NUCCA technique to identify and gently correct upper cervical subluxations. After even just one or two corrections, may patients see a significant reduction in migraine occurrence or severity. Some even see a complete resolution of the condition. If you are ready to find natural relief from migraines, schedule a consultation to learn more about what upper cervical chiropractic can do for you.
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