To be given the diagnosis of chronic migraine, you must fit the following criteria:
- Be diagnosed with migraines beforehand
- Experience migraines that persist for four or more hours
- Have migraines for 15 or more days in a month
- Suffer from this severity and frequency at least three months consecutively
No wonder people living with chronic migraines miss out on important matters in their life. Several aspects like school or work, and time with friends and family are all disrupted. A staggering 4 million people suffer from chronic migraines, and the majority of them are women. As many people are unable to enjoy life, they are left with the question: How can migraines be treated?
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Tips to Ease Migraines, According to Doctors
Doctors recommend keeping track of everything that occurs before and during a migraine episode through a migraine journal. This will help you see the patterns or triggers that are causing your migraines. Take note of the weather conditions, food, and beverages you consumed, temperature, and your stress level.
Medications are another treatment option to ease the pain of migraines. However, these come with certain risks and side effects that may lead to more headaches rather than preventing them. The good news is there is a natural alternative for coping with migraines.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Relieve Chronic Migraines
Doctors have attributed some migraine headaches to a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck. Correcting this problem can be one way to relieve migraines. The C1 and C2 vertebrae are responsible for protecting the brainstem and enabling communication between the brain and the body. When either of these bones misaligns, the opposite happens. Communication becomes disrupted, and that can result in migraines. Upper cervical chiropractic care corrects this misalignment through a gentle method. Once adjusted and realigned, symptoms of migraines can be alleviated, and the body can function at its optimum once again. If you seek a migraine doctor based in Vancouver, WA, call or visit Balanced Living.
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