Migraines can be quite disabling to the person who gets them. Not only does the one with a migraine suffer but his family may suffer as well. This is due to the fact that migraines impact a person’s life quality and impede daily activities during an attack.
While research is constantly being done, no solutions have been discovered that work for everyone. The cause of migraines remains a mystery. Doctors encourage their patients to keep a migraine journal to try to discover and then avoid possible triggers, such as chocolate and red wine.
Here are some interesting facts about migraines that are not well-known:
- Stress is listed as a trigger for many. However, the migraine tends to hit when stress is dissipating. For example, when a nervous person begins to relax, migraines become more of a threat by 20%. These are referred to as “let down” migraines and may be linked to a drop in the level of hormones.
- A study performed in OH and MO showed that lightning strikes could actually increase the risk of developing a migraine. Along with lightning, humidity levels and barometric pressure can exert an influence on migraines.
- Those suffering from migraines are naturally at a higher risk of heart problems and stroke.
Caring for migraines is frustrating to patients and doctors alike. Generally, those in the medical profession will suggest:
- Monitoring and avoiding potential triggers
- Getting enough sleep and regular patterns of rest
- Over-the-counter and/or prescription medicine
These things have proven to be effective in most cases, but it is important to remember that unless the root cause of migraines is addressed, they will continue to occur.
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Upper Cervical Care and Migraines
I have seen a great number of migraines linked to a bone misalignment in the upper neck. The top two bones of the neck, the C1 and C2, can press on the brainstem impeding communication to and from the body and brain. Blood flow may also be restricted. By correcting this upper cervical problem, many have reported seeing a decrease in the severity of migraines. Some see them go away completely.
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