What can This cumming chiropractor do for your migraine headaches?
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A migraines headache cuts out at least 50% of the enjoyment of life and can leave you prostrate and miserable for days.
Our Cumming Chiropractor helps patients solve headaches like these every day of the week, but before we get into how to solve migraine headaches, let's talk about what they are first.
A migraine headache can be complicated, with symptoms that change over hours or even days. They tend to move through several stages:
Prodromal Phase: Early Warning Signs
Hours before the migraine headache begins -- and sometimes even the day before -- many people may feel:
In some cases, these symptoms-before-the-headache can help our Cumming Chiropractor diagnose the problem as a migraine.
Aura Phase: Strange Feelings Start
About 1 in 5 people with migraines get an "aura" that begins before the headache or starts along with it. It may not happen with every headache, though.
An aura can include:
Changes in vision, such as:
These symptoms may continue to get worse over the next several minutes.
Skin sensations. You might feel tingling or "pins and needles" in your body during an aura. It may also cause numbness. These feelings often affect the face and hands, but they can spread out across the body. They may continue to expand over the next several minutes.
Language problems. You may have a hard time communicating with others. Symptoms may include:
Attack Phase: The migraine Headache Begins
The attack portion of a migraine can last from a few hours to several days. During this phase, you’ll probably want to rest quietly and find it hard to do your normal activities.
The pain of a migraine:
Postdromal Phase: After the migraine headache Stops
Following the most severe phase of the migraine, you may not feel well for up to a day. Symptoms of this post-migraine phase include:
Cumming Chiropractor and Migraine Headaches
Migraine headaches are high on the list of health problems that debilitate people around the world each year. Gender seems to be a key factor in determining who is most likely to suffer from this ailment, with statistics showing a breakdown of 15% prevalence for women compared to just 6% for men.
Our Cumming Chiropractor knows that causes are linked to stress, sudden changes in routine, and consumption of certain foods like chocolate, cheese, and wine. If it’s uncertain that a patient is suffering from migraines or some other ailment, a clue that can clear up the diagnosis is to check if sensitivity to light and sound increases any nauseous feelings. If so, migraine headaches are the most likely culprit.
Patients with migraine headaches commonly report the following attributes:
Cumming Chiropractors are very familiar with the research demonstrating that chiropractic care substantially reduces and noticeably improves migraine symptoms as well as the reduces the need for medication as a treatment. Before any chiropractic treatment a thorough examination is performed to determine the cause of the migraine headache.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, it has been very beneficial for migraine sufferers to receive weekly massage therapy for trigger point pressure release of sub occipital and upper trapezius muscles in the neck.
Finally, our Cumming Chiropractor knows the importance of care consisting of exercise, relaxation, stress and nutritional counseling to balance out the treatment and prolong the results.
To determine if you can receive help for your migraines please call our office Thrive Health Systems on Atlanta Highway at 770-667-0099. We perform comprehensive testing to determine if we can help you and guide you along the proper path to become healthier and pain free.