Migraines are devastating for those that suffer from them. It may be interesting to learn that a headache is only a symptom of a migraine. Migraines are neurological in nature, not actually headaches, although this is the most common symptom. There is still much debate about what actually causes a migraine to occur. Medical doctors focus on helping their patients find relief by prescribing them medications that target particular symptoms. These may come in the form of depression medication, seizure drugs, or those that help with heart rhythm problems. This is because all of these types of conditions have very similar symptoms, but they are far from being the same.
Caring for Migraines
This method for treating migraines is basically trial and error. The medicine given comes with side effects that can be unpleasant and even dangerous. Something a person can do on his own to help mitigate migraine attacks is to keep a personal migraine journal. Write down such things as foods eaten, weather conditions, environmental situations (stress, loud noise, bright lights), and anything else relevant that may have triggered a migraine. A pattern may begin to develop that will help the person see what things he or she needs to avoid in order to have fewer migraine attacks.
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A Natural Migraine Solution
Upper cervical chiropractors focus attention on making sure that the C1 and C2 are in proper alignment. It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter to cause major health problems, including migraines. Once the misalignment is located, a gentle technique is used that allows the bones to move back into place naturally. The body then begins to heal itself from the damage done.
Communication and blood flow that was previously blocked by this misalignment can be restored causing the body to function much better. This is often all that is needed to help a person eliminate or at least decrease migraine attacks.
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