Overview and symptoms of Migraines
Migraines are a debilitating, yet common condition affecting one out of four households in the United States. It causes moderate to severe pain (usually on one side of the head) which can make people feel weak, nauseous and unable to participate in everyday life.
Symptoms of migraine headaches may include:
- Light sensitivity
- Sound sensitivity
- Sharp pains
- Throbbing pain
- Visual auras
Where do Migraines hurt?
Migraines typically are painful on one side of the head. As you can see in the picture below the pattern is usually unilateral and can be felt around the eye and temple.
What causes migraines?
Although this condition is extremely common, its cause has eluded doctors for years until now. Current neuroscience research has found this condition to be a neurological disease. The majority of migraine sufferers are managed with medication, and in many cases, people are happy with the results. The problem with this approach is that oftentimes, migraines are progressive, meaning they will worsen and increase in frequency the more someone experiences them. Identifying the root cause of migraines and addressing it is the key to greatly reducing and erasing migraines. Migraine has one root cause and three categories of triggers.
The triggers involved in migraine are:
- Musculoskeletal triggers(spinal misalignment, tight neck musculature)
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Nutritional triggers and/or deficiencies
- Head injuries (mTBIs and TBIs)
Can Migraines last for days?
People can experience migraines for a few hours and even up to a week. Depending on the cause some migraines may last longer than others and some people may experience migraines chronically.
What is the best thing to do for a migraine?
The doctors at SDC neurology are highly trained in identifying neurological dysfunction and correcting it with neuroplastic therapies. Utilizing this approach, while correcting the common migraine triggers has helped many migraine sufferers get back to a life with no pain. Call our office to learn more about our approach.
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