When one is dealing with a migraine, he may feel that his worst enemies are bright lights, loud noises, and strong smells. He may have a pounding or throbbing head and feel nauseous. He may even vomit. More-than-likely, you will find someone experiencing a migraine attack lying in a dark room, waiting for the pain to cease, and missing out on time with friends and family.
Identifying Possible Migraine Triggers
It is important to be aware of what triggers migraine attacks as these are things that can potentially be avoided. Some possible triggers include:
- Red wine
- Skipping meals – leading to low blood sugar
- Hormones in women (menstrual migraines)
- Bright lights
- Loud noises
- Not enough sleep
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Finding the Root Cause of Migraines
While avoiding triggers is a great idea to decrease the frequency of migraines, it is also important to find out what the underlying cause is. There is evidence suggesting a misalignment of the bones of the neck, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae, can be the root cause. If either of these bones is misaligned, the brainstem is put under stress. The brainstem has the important job of relaying signals to and from the brain and body. If it is stressed, this may lead to migraine symptoms.
Dr. Erin Elster reported on a case study of a 35-year-old woman who suffered from migraines and tension headaches on a daily basis. This continued for 12 years with symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. She began receiving upper cervical chiropractic care, and after just 3 months, her migraine symptoms disappeared.
At Precision Chiropractic West, we use a specific technique called Atlas Orthogonal that is a gentle way to help the bones of the neck reposition themselves. We never crack or pop the back or neck. When the bones are realigned, the body can repair any damage that has occurred. This is helpful in reducing the frequency and intensity of migraines. Some, as mentioned in the above case study, see them go away entirely.
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