Relief From Migraine Headaches
Sometimes migraine headaches can really slow down your day and productivity.
Although the complete cause for migraines is somewhat unknown, it is said the stress they create can be caused by weather, extreme lights, smoking, extreme cold or changes in altitude or atmospheric pressure.
Migraine.com gives us some insight into the treatment of migraines through your chiropractor.
With Parkway Back and Foot, our therapy involves the movement of the spine to relieve various stress points and tensions.
Often Migraines cause unwelcome tension and Chiropractic can give relief.
We can also often help migraine stress relief through acupuncture.
Questions we are Often asked about Migraines
What is migraine? What causes it, and how can I treat it?
Generally, migraine begins as a dull ache and then develops into a constant throbbing and pulsating pain that you may feel at the temples, as well as the front or back of one or both sides of the head. The pain is usually accompanied by a combination of nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise. Some people (about 15% of those living with migraine disease) experience an aura before an attack. The cause of migraine is believed to be chemical reactions in the brain. Treatment for migraine may include over-the-counter or prescription medications, as well as self-help techniques such as relaxation training and biofeedback.
What is a trigger?
Certain physical or environmental factors, such as foods, hormonal changes, weather, and stress, can lead to or “trigger” a migraine. However, it’s important to remember that triggers are different for everyone. That’s why, to help prevent migraine attacks, you need to figure out which triggers affect you and which ones don’t. Keeping a headache diary is an effective way to track triggers, and it will help you talk to your healthcare professional about your condition.
Is there an increased risk of stroke for migraine sufferers?
While the severity of a migraine attack often causes patients to fear they are having a stroke, the likelihood of a migraine attack causing a stroke is very remote. That is not to say that migraine sufferers cannot have a stroke associated with their migraines. In persons under age 40, the most common associated factor for stroke is migraine headache. However, over the course of a person’s normal life span, the occurrence of migraine headache may actually be associated with a reduced risk of dying from cerebrovascular disease due to stroke.
What is the link between migraine and hormones?
Hormones initiate and regulate many of your body’s functions, keeping your body in balance within a constantly changing environment. When the levels of hormones in your body are unbalanced – during menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause – it can lead to a migraine attack. In fact, about three quarters of all women with migraine report that their attacks are related to the menstrual cycle.
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