Migraines are hard to cope with. If you can discover what may be a trigger for your attacks, you may be on the path to having fewer episodes. One way to try to see what may be behind migraines is to keep a diary to track what happens before a migraine hits. Things to include would be:
- Foods eaten
- Weather conditions
- Changes in environmental factors
- Changes in sleeping patterns
Some important things to be alert to are:
- Foods or additives such as chocolate, red wine, and MSG
- Certain smells or sounds that occurred before a migraine
- If meals were skipped leading to low blood sugar
- Stress levels
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While it is important to know what triggers a migraine so you can avoid these things, it is even more vital to address the underlying cause, so migraines do not continue to occur. It has been seen that a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck is often present in those who have migraines. A study observing 101 people with chronic headaches or migraines revealed that 87 of them remembered some type of trauma to their head or neck in the past.
This is not just a coincidence but shows head and neck trauma can lead to migraines. Even minor injuries – tripping and falling, sports injuries, or mild whiplash – can all cause the bones of the neck to misalign. These bones are susceptible to injury due to their mobility and shape.
Help for Migraines at Atlas Chiropractic
We use a number of methods to evaluate our patients and find out if they do indeed have a misalignment. This often involves imagery, measurements, and a detailed history of the patient. We then use a very gentle method that encourages the bones to move back into alignment without being cracked or popped. This often results in long lasting relief for migraine patients.
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