Some interesting information about migraine headaches was discussed recently on migraine.com. The topic was about cognitive dysfunction and migraines. It seems that many believe that the pain associated with a migraine is what causes a person not to be able to think clearly. This is not actually true. The facts are that the changes in the activity within the brain during a migraine attack are what impair cognitive ability. Some problems that are seen during these changes are:
- Inability to think clearly
- Feeling as if the mind is in a fog
- Unable to make rational decisions
- Unable to think of the right word
- Issues with paying attention
- Unable to keep up with simple conversations
This can be very scary to experience. The person going through it may wonder if it will become permanent damage to the brain. Fortunately, these brain changes are reversed once a migraine goes away.
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Migraines Helped Through Proper Neck Alignment
Numerous things have been tried in order to help alleviate migraine pain. However, one area gaining great success in treating migraine patients is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. A connection has been seen in misalignments of the upper neck vertebrae and migraines. This is often the underlying cause of these headaches.
A misalignment in either the C1 (atlas) or C2 (axis) can cause major problems for the entire body, including migraine headaches. This is due to the fact that this type of misalignment places undue pressure on the brainstem. The brainstem and the spinal cord are the communication highway of the body. Any hindrance to this area causes improper signals to be sent to and from the brain and body. Blood flow is also disrupted, creating intracranial pressure.
The good news is that once this misalignment is corrected through a very gentle, precise method, many people have seen their migraines lessen in severity and frequency. Some have even reported that they went away entirely.