Even an ordinary tension headache can put a major dent in your day – but when you experience the all-too-familiar visual auras and other early warning signals of an approaching migraine, you may have to sacrifice that entire day or even longer. The severe pain and other debilitating problems associated with migraine attacks may incapacitate you for up to 72 hours at a time. Fortunately, you can fight back against migraines without relying on painkillers when you receive natural migraine treatment at Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc.
The Mysterious Agony of Migraines
The underlying mechanisms behind migraine headaches have always been something of a mystery to medical science. Research suggests that a migraine may originate from abnormally low levels of a neurotransmitter called serotonin – a condition that causes the trigeminal nerve to produce blood vessel swelling, which in turn causes pain. It's still unknown exactly why some people are vulnerable to migraines while others aren't, but several common triggers have been identified. These include physical or emotional stress, changes in sleep habits, weather changes, eye strain, medications, hormonal imbalances and specific foods. Whiplash, concussion and other head or neck injuries can also lead to migraines.
Whatever may be initiating your migraines, there's no mistaking one when it arrives. In some people, migraines are preceded by constipation, mood changes and visual distortions known as auras. The migraine itself can cause intense pain on one side of the head or near the eye, as well as nausea, vomiting, light and sound hypersensitivity, dizziness and other symptoms.
Chiropractic Adjustment and Other Migraine Management Solutions
The good news is that you do not have to let migraines take you away from your work and everyday life for days at a time, nor do you have to take painkillers in a frantic attempt to reduce the agonizing pain. Dr. Edwards, can provide natural, non-pharmaceutical treatments to help you get your migraine problem under control.
Chiropractic adjustment has been shown to be a powerful tool in the fight against migraines. One study found that sufferers who received chiropractic care reduced the frequency of attacks by 90 percent and reduced the amount of pain they experienced by approximately one-half. By correcting any imbalances in your cervical spinal alignment, we can help your nervous system operate more efficiently, which helps maintain normal neurotransmitter levels while also reducing musculoskeletal stress that might set off an attack.
Nutritional and Lifestyle Factors
Diet and lifestyle changes can also help you win the migraine battle. We can point out the known migraine triggers in your diet and help you make changes to your environment, sleep schedule and other aspects of your life so you can sidestep the causes of your migraines.Our team is ready to help you minimize the effect of migraines on your life and comfort.