Some may think that a migraine is just a bad headache. Obviously, they have never suffered through one. A migraine includes such things as pounding pain in the head, nausea and vomiting, being sensitive to light and noise, and problems with vision. This type of headache certainly impacts a person's life on a daily basis, and it can last for a few hours or a couple of days.
Something called aura can happen with migraines. This is something the body senses to let it know that a migraine is coming on. It can be in the form of visual clues (like seeing a blind spot or flashing light) or tingling sensations in the extremities of the body. Some people experience these, and some do not. Similarly, there is something that happens after a migraine, that is likened to a hang-over. This is called postdrome. When this occurs a person may have a hard time concentrating, experience nausea, get tired, and feel weak.
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Migraines can be very difficult to treat because no one really understands exactly why they happen. The most common reaction when someone is in terrible pain is to look for instant relief. Many times, that relief comes in the form of medication. But what if something natural worked before a migraine happened and could possibly prevent future episodes?
A theory about why migraines happen has to do with the function of the brainstem. Migraines appear to be neurological in how they originate. Proper brainstem function can be linked to a healthy spine. Upper cervical chiropractors, such as Dr. Scott Hanson of Brooks Spinal Care in Tulsa, Oklahoma, specialize in making sure the upper bones of the neck are not exerting undue pressure on the brainstem. If a misalignment has occurred there, it can be the underlying cause of migraines.
Dr. Hanson uses specific techniques that will realign the spine and take pressure off of the brainstem, returning it to healthy function. Many patients have seen relief in only a few visits. These results can possibly give long lasting relief of symptoms and the pain of migraine headaches.
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