Migraines are a sign that something has gone wrong in the nervous and vascular systems. In fact, many migraines can be traced back to issues in blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid flow to the brain. Why do these changes occur?
Oftentimes, the issue begins in the upper neck with a subluxation (misalignment). This can result in the exact neurovascular circumstances needed for a migraine to occur. This actually opens the door to a natural means of resolution, but before we get to that, let’s talk about how a migraine diary can prove beneficial.
Why Keep a Migraine Diary?
Knowing what triggers a migraine can minimize their occurrence while you are seeking treatment for the underlying condition. For some reason, different things trigger migraines for different people. However, many of these triggers seem to repeat from person to person.
By keeping track of foods you eat and external factors like the weather, you may be able to pinpoint your primary triggers. Here are some common triggers you can start with:
Food and Drink
- Seeds, nuts, and peanuts
- Processed foods
- Nitrates (common in cured meats and cold cuts)
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- Smoking including secondhand smoke)
- Bright lights
- Strong odors
- Lack of sleep
- Low blood sugar
- Loud noises
- Caffeine withdrawal
- Strenuous exercise
- Hormone fluctuations
- Weather changes (barometer, lightning, etc.)
Upper Cervical Care for Migraines
While knowing your triggers can help reduce how often you experience migraines, getting to the source of the problem is even better. At Atlas Chiropractic, we focus on the C1 and C2 vertebrae to help improve blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to the brain. When the nervous system is functioning at its best, many find that migraines are less severe or do not happen as frequently. Some even see complete resolution of the problem right from their first adjustment.
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