top-4-foods-every-migraineur-should-avoidBefore you come to visit a chiropractic doctor for migraines in Vancouver, WA, have you done your research about your condition? 

Everyone who frequently gets migraines know for sure that they are more than terrible headaches. Migraines come with several other signs and symptoms, including the following:

  • Visual disturbances
  • Extreme sensitivity to sounds, light, and smells
  • Nausea and vomiting


Avoid These 4 Foods If You Have Migraines

If you or a person close to you deals with migraines, spotting personal food triggers should be the first move towards prevention.

Listed below are some common foods that you should exclude from your diet:

  1. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) – MSG is a food additive commonly found in canned goods and processed foods.
  2. Coffee – Caffeine is one of the popular triggers for migraines.
  3. Nitrites – It is a preservative often added in most processed meats such as lunch meat and bacon.
  4. Alcohol – Drinking too much alcohol can prompt a migraine attack and other health issues. 

These combined with a solution to the root cause of your migraines will offer lasting relief. 

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraines download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

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Relation Between Your Spine and Migraines

There is no better person to explain this than a chiropractic doctor for migraines in Vancouver, WA

The two uppermost vertebrae of the spine protect the spinal cord, which is essential to the correct function of each part of the body. The atlas, the vertebra at the very top, is particularly prone to misalignment due to its position, function, and unique shape. Any injury to the neck or head can cause the atlas to move out of its normal place, adding pressure on the brainstem and spinal cord.

This pressure can ruin the glitch-free sending of signals through the spinal cord. Besides, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood will change, resulting in other medical concerns. All these contribute to the development of migraines. 

Upper cervical chiropractors here at Balanced Living in Vancouver, Washington, can be of great help when it comes to alleviating the pains of migraines. We assess the alignment of the atlas vertebra. 

If we discover there is a misalignment in your spinal bones, we will then adjust the atlas back to its correct place. This will allow the body time to repair itself naturally.

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