My last article was about headaches. My articles come out twice a month, and half of the area receives either the first or second monthly article. Please go to my website at the end of this article to read the last one on headaches, and any others you may have missed.
And yes, headaches are not a result of an aspirin shortage! In this article, I’m writing about migraines specifically. If you are a migraine sufferer, you know just how painful and debilitating it can be when a migraine takes hold. Not everyone has exactly the same experience, but pain is usually the main feature. One migraine headache has the potential to completely ruin your day, but there are some tips you can follow to help make it a little easier.
WHAT IS A MIGRAINE?
If you’ve been diagnosed with migraines, it means you get headaches that last from between 4 and 72 hours with pain that is rated moderate to severe. In order to be classified as a migraine the headache must have two of the following characteristics:
-Moderate to severe pain
-Made worse by normal activity like walking
It must also have at least one of the following:
-Sensitivity to light and sound
-Nausea and/or vomiting
Once you’ve had five attacks with these criteria and the headaches aren’t attributed to a more serious health condition, you’ll be diagnosed as a migraine sufferer. Roughly 28 million people in the United States suffer from migraines and about three out of four are female. Many migraine sufferers will see auras in their field of vision before a migraine comes on.
HELPFUL PREVENTION TIPS
It’s not always possible to prevent migraines, but if you have any known triggers, it’s wise to stay away from them. Some common headache triggers include certain foods, bright lights, loud noises, certain scents, lack of sleep, dehydration, high levels of stress, and poor posture. Hormone imbalances are also a culprit. Getting your hormones balanced is a must. So many foods can trigger them also, and many doctors do not address the hidden ingredients that most patients miss. I always address these hidden triggers and avoiding most of them will stop patients from suffering. As I said in my last article, a 24 hour, 7 day diet journal is necessary to catch any hidden food causes. If you notice that a migraine comes on or auras are triggered by one of the above factors, do your best to avoid it and see if your migraine frequency is reduced. Visiting my office for treatment can also be an effective preventative measure.
COX TECHNIC TREATMENT FOR MIGRAINES
Cox Decompression adjustments that are designed to relieve pressure and stress on your body, are one of the primary chiropractic treatments for migraine headaches without side effects like stroke. Your spine is full of nerves, bones, blood vessels, tendons, muscles, and ligaments and when your discs are not in alignment it can cause a host of problems.
Once the problem is addressed from a variety of different angles, you’ll be able to enjoy fewer episodes and reduce likely amount of pain medication you usually take. With ongoing Cox treatment and care, relief is generally very common, and patients can get their lives back.
If you or anyone you know suffers from migraines or any type of headache, please call my office for a complimentary consultation. I offer this to my readers.
For any questions regarding my articles, please contact me at DrLeisa@CaringPainRelief.com or call my office for an appointment.
Leisa-Marie Grgula, D.C.
Accurate Care Medical Wellness Center
18261 N. Pima Rd. Suite # 115
Scottsdale, AZ 85255