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Migraines: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Migraines are a neurological disease that can cause severe and debilitating pounding and pulsing much worse than an average headache.

The pounding can last from hours to days and usually begins in the forehead, then moves to the side of the head and even around the eyes.

Below are different types of migraines, symptoms, common causes, and treatments.

Types of Migraines

There are different types of migraines, and they include:

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

Symptoms of Migraine Headaches

Apart from the pulsing and pounding in your head, several other symptoms may come along with a migraine.

Symptoms vary 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 sets in.

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 sufferers are directly related to someone who also gets them.

Several things may trigger an onset of an attack, including:

  • 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
Migraine Treatments

There are some at-home remedies that you can try for relief, but chiropractic care has proven to be a successful way to treat migraines.

At Chiropractic Natural Care Center we provide chiropractic care to 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.

Migraines can be a debilitating disease that can cause severe pounding and pulsing in the head. Symptoms vary for everyone, and several triggers can cause an onset of an attack.

While there are over-the-counter medications and at-home remedies, chiropractic care has proven to be a successful way to treat migraines. Call Chiropractic Natural Care Center at (954) 578-4443.