Migraines are known for being extremely difficult to deal with. The most common symptoms are:
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Throbbing or pounding head pain, usually one sided
- Nausea and vomiting
These symptoms are so severe for some that they are forced to lay down in a dark room until the pain subsides. It is interesting to note, however, that you do not always have to have a headache to have a migraine. This is due to the fact that migraines are neurological in nature, and head pain is simply one symptom. In fact, you may have dizziness, blindness or other vision changes, and feel nauseated without having a headache. Migraines are as unique as the person suffering from them. They can last anywhere from 3 to 72 hours, causing a person to miss out on a variety of activities.
Triggers for Migraines
Some common triggers that may bring about a migraine are as follows:
- Loud noises
- Changes in hormones
- Bright lights
- Being fatigued
Caring for Migraines Traditionally
When you feel a migraine coming on, it is a common practice to take either over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. These may give some temporary relief, but if the underlying cause is not addressed, migraines will continue to occur. It is also important to remember medications all come with unwanted and dangerous side effects, especially if they are used long term. Some may opt for surgery in order to cope. This again is a dangerous route to follow and comes along with its own set of risks.
An Alternative Way to Cope with Migraines
Many people are looking for a safe, natural way to care for migraines. A link has been seen between migraines and a misalignment in the top two bones of the neck. Is this the reason for your migraines? It may be if you answer yes to any of the following:
- Does your migraine pain start at the base of your skull?
- Have you ever had a trauma to the head or neck, even if it was many years ago?
- Does your head feel heavy, and is your neck painful and tight?
The only real way to be sure is to visit an upper cervical chiropractor and get real help today!