Migraines

Migraines can be truly debilitating.

Migraines are usually divided into two types ‘common’ and ‘classic’ migraine.

Common Migraine

This is the most common type and accounts for 80-85% of attacks.

It usually starts in childhood, is most common in women and normally involves:

  • a one-sided severe pulsing headacheGirl with a painful head
  • associated nausea and vomiting.

Classic Migraine

This type of migraine accounts for about 10-15% of attacks, has a typical throbbing unilateral headache but differs in that it often has an ‘aura’ or ‘prodrome’ (sensitivity to light). This describes symptoms experienced before the throbbing headache like:

  • flashing lights
  • the presence of a blind spot

After half an hour or so there is a disabling headache that can last for a few hours to 3 days.

  • Nausea and vomiting may occur.
  • Photophobia (sensitivity to bright lights) is common and bright lights can aggravate the pain. So rest, darkness and quiet are often necessary.
Chiropractic has been shown to help reduce the severity and frequency of migraine attacks in many cases, especially cases of common migraines.

Chiropractic care also deals with many contributory factors or after effects including relieve of restriction in movement of the neck, muscle tension in the neck, upper back and shoulders and helping correct any postural issues that may influence the occurrence of both migraine and tension headache.

Whilst there are a number of medications available that aim to control migraines, they are nearly all to reduce pain but do not address the cause of the migraines.

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