Migraines are known for their debilitating pain and discomfort. So, are they just a really bad headache? Actually, they are not at all the same thing. Let’s take a closer look at what makes them so different and where to find relief.
- Neurological in nature
- Chronic and usually occur more often than headaches
- Disabling, often causing the person to have to lie still until the pain subsides
- Known for nausea and vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, and vertigo that may come on before an attack and remain afterward
- Sometimes accompanied by depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other psychological conditions
- Known to last as long as 72 hours
A headache is:
- Usually due to an external factor
- Known to happen less often than migraines
- Less intense than migraines, allowing the person to perform daily activities
- Known to generally only last a few hours
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Finding Help for Both Migraines and Headaches
The easy thing to do may be to grab the nearest bottle of pain pills and hope that they numb the pain until it subsides. However, unless the underlying cause is addressed, headaches and migraines will continue to occur. If you are looking for a natural, long-lasting solution, it is a good time to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor.
A link has been established between a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck, migraines, and headaches. If you have endured an injury, due to a car accident, an injury, a trip and fall, or some other blow to the head or neck, a misalignment of just ¼ of a millimeter can wreak havoc throughout the entire body. This is due to the fact that the brainstem lies in this same area. A misalignment puts pressure on the brainstem, causing it to malfunction and send improper signals to the brain.
Here at our Huxley, IA office, we use a gentle, precise method to realign the bones. It does not involve popping or cracking the spine but allows the bones to move back into place naturally. This restores communication throughout the body and often leads to fewer migraines. Some patients see them go away completely.
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