While many people believe that migraines are just a severe headache—there is a lot more to a migraine than meets the eye. Approximately 15% of adults in the United States suffer from migraines , and they can impact individuals of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities.
This is why it is so important to understand migraines, how they work, and of course, how chiropractic care can help treat this painful condition.
Before you can get into the treatment of migraines, it is important to understand what migraines are and why they are so painful. The symptoms of migraines can vary depending on the individual and what stage of the migraine you are in.
While migraines are, in fact, headaches, they are a different type of headache and can come with different symptoms such as:
Not all individuals experience the same symptoms in the same order. Many times, there are specific triggers that cause certain individuals to start experiencing migraines. Some of these triggers include:
What is most unique about migraines is that they actually go through different stages.
What Are the Migraine Stages
If you’ve ever seen a chiropractor or a medical doctor about your migraines, chances are, you have heard them talk about the different stages of migraines.
The key to treating migraines and prevent them from returning is to have a plan in place with your chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments, or spinal manipulations will help improve spinal and nervous system function and alleviate stress on your body.
At home, make sure to drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, maintain a healthy diet and avoid excess amounts of sugar, caffeine and alcohol. Rest, ice packs and fluids are a great approach to treating “attacks” when they happen.
If you have more questions about migraines, headaches or any other related head or neck injury, contact the experts here at McAuliffe Chiropractic Office for more information. We proudly serve Laurel and the entire PG County area. You can book a consultation right through our website, or call us at 301-776-0755 to make an appointment today.