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Migraines: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

A migraine is a neurological disease that can cause a debilitating and intense pounding much worse than the average headache that continues to get worse gradually.

The pounding can last from hours to days and usually begins in the forehead. As it progresses, the pounding can be felt in the side of the head and even around the eyes.

Types of migraines:

  • Chronic migraine
  • Abdominal migraine
  • Migraine with aura
  • Migraine without aura
  • Vestibular migraine
  • Menstrual migraine

Symptoms of Migraine Headaches

There are many different symptoms that you may experience during a migraine. Aside from the pulsing and pounding in your head, some other indicators and symptoms may come along with a migraine. Symptoms are different for everyone, and studies have shown that over 50% of migraine sufferers recognize their symptoms coming on hours and some even days before the migraine has set in.

These symptoms include:

  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Visual disturbances
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • Temporary loss of vision
  • Mood changes
  • Bloating
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Light sensitivity
  • Severe thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sound Sensitivity
  • Difficulty moving

Common Causes of Migraines

For those who suffer from migraines, most start to experience them as early as 10 years old, and 4 out of 5 suffers are directly related to someone who also gets them.

Studies have shown that women experience migraines three times more than men do. Several things may trigger an onset of an attack.

These triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Caffeine
  • Certain foods
  • Weather changes
  • Hormone changes
  • Bright lights
  • Skipping meals
  • Dehydration
  • Alcohol
  • Strong smells
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Certain medications
  • Tobacco
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • And more

Migraine Treatments

When one is being seen for migraines, the go-to recommendation is over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen, Advil, or another. There are some at-home remedies that you can try for relief, but here at Advanced Spinal Care and Rehab, we provide chiropractic care as a successful way to treat migraines.

Chiropractic adjustments have proven to help decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines. The chiropractor will use gentle manipulation on your neck and back to remove any pressure applied to the vertebrae. This helps impact the way your nerves send signals throughout the brain while impacting the flow of blood through the central nervous system, helping treat and prevent migraine attacks.

If you or a loved one suffers from migraines in Shoreview, MN, call us at (651) 490-1507 to schedule a free consultation.

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