A migraine is more than just a headache. Migraines are actually a complicated neurological disorder, and that’s why head pain is just one part of the symptoms. Unfortunately, migraines are usually treated with the same medications as headaches. The focus is on relieving that one symptom – the head pain.
However, treating just one symptom of the underlying condition is by no means a cure. At best, it provides temporary relief. So how can you get real relief from migraines? The first thing to do is find out what kind of migraines you are suffering from.
Chronic Migraines – A person who experiences chronic migraines is having an episode more than half of the days in the month. Some may have a migraine every day. Most commonly, chronic migraines start in the late teens or perhaps in a person’s early 20s.
Menstrual Migraines – Women who experience migraines often notice that they correlate with certain parts of the menstrual cycle. While the patient may experience a migraine at any time during the month, migraines become more frequent or severe during hormone changes.
Status Migraine – This is a severe and rare migraine form of a migraine that last for no less than 72 hours. Status migraines do not present with aura. This is actually considered a complication of a common migraine.
Abdominal Migraine – This form of a migraine usually only affects children. It gets its name from the pain in the abdomen that accompanies the migraine. Vomiting and nausea may also occur.
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Regardless of the type of migraine you experience, how can you find true relief and not just cover the symptoms? An upper cervical chiropractor may be able to help you get to the source of your problem. The fact is that a ¼ mm misalignment in the C1 or C2 vertebrae can set off a chain reaction that results in migraines.
Dr. Grayson Blom is a certified upper cervical chiropractor in Boise, Idaho. This puts Dr. Blom in a position to provide real relief for migraine sufferers. By diagnosing and realigning upper cervical misalignments, spinal pressure can be relieved. The result may be a complete resolution of a person’s migraines.
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