Several people looking for migraine relief in Vancouver have come up to our chiropractor’s office with complaints from this condition. Aside from the throbbing, painful headaches (that last for hours to days, in severe cases) that migraines are known for, these patients complain about other symptoms like:
- Body pains
- Sensitivity to sensory stimuli (bright lights, loud noises, and strong smells)
Many migraine sufferers often assume that the headaches and symptoms that arise during episodes can be quickly alleviated through rest. Waiting it out may work in some cases, but if you experience severe migraines, this might not work at all.
In this article, we’ll discuss a surprising natural method that can help alleviate migraine symptoms. But first, let’s talk about three lesser-known facts about migraines.
#1. Migraines can trigger mental and emotional distress.
Most people would assume that migraines can only affect the body physically. However, migraines are a neurological condition, which means that they can disrupt the normal functions of the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is responsible not only for mobility but also for our thought processes and emotions.
Psychologists found that the link between depression and migraines lies in the CNS. Perhaps due to pain and frustration, people with migraines are more prone to self-harm and committing suicide compared to those without migraines.
#2. Light changes can trigger migraine attacks.
The fact that migraines can result from exposure to bright lights is widely known and accepted. However, recent research suggests that light changes and colors can also trigger a migraine attack. Light changes refer to blinking and pulsating. Lightning storms, for example, can also cause a migraine attack. However, other factors associated with lightning storms, like barometric pressure, humidity, and electromagnetic waves, can trigger a migraine attack. According to a study, the colors amber, red, and blue can also intensify a migraine episode.
#3. Migraine attacks can get worse from improper medication.
Fortunately for migraine sufferers, doctors and scientists have developed medications to provide relief from migraine symptoms. However, using said medications requires utmost care and discipline. Certain medications, when misused, can lead to rebound headaches that can be more intense and frequent than usual. This is why following the exact dosage and prescription is essential. Always consult your health provider or doctors if you want any changes in your migraine medications.
A Natural Way to Alleviate Migraines
As mentioned earlier, migraines are essentially neurological. This can also mean that a problem in the CNS can cause them. A misalignment in the upper neck is one of the common issues affecting the CNS and possibly leads to migraines.
Upper cervical chiropractic care can help improve your migraine condition. Chiropractors in this field can diagnose and assess the upper cervical spine for any misalignments and determine if the misalignment is the reason for the migraine attacks. Here at Balanced Living Chiropractic, we correct the misalignment by using gentle and precise techniques that can allow the body to heal better.
Are you looking for migraine relief in Vancouver? We invite you to visit our upper cervical chiropractic care office. Call our office at 360-597-4784 or set a schedule online through this form.
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