Most people make the mistake of thinking that a migraine is just a really bad headache. While most migraines do present with severe headache symptoms, there is more than one type of a migraine. Also, migraines have various symptoms depending on the type. For example, the common migraine will usually be accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound as well as nausea.
One particular type of a migraine that most people are unfamiliar with is the vestibular migraine. What are the symptoms?
- Balance problems
- Sensitivity to light and sound
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Why Medication Isn’t the Solution to Vestibular Migraines
Many doctors prescribe beta blockers for migraines. These drugs are generally used for hypertension, but because high blood pressure can result in migraines, some doctors use the drugs interchangeably. SSRIs and other antidepressants, as well as anti-seizure medications, may be prescribed. It seems like these pills are used as a catchall for any type of neurological condition. And as far as the doctor is concerned, if the symptoms get covered up, the medication is successful.
However, the underlying problem is never addressed. As a result, some forward thinking doctors will add in suggestions for lifestyle and dietary changes that may help to reduce the frequency of migraines. Stress management methods may be recommended as well as keeping a journal to identify migraine triggers so as to avoid them.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic for Migraine Relief
A technique that often gets overlooked when it comes to migraines is upper cervical chiropractic care. This is a gentle approach that specifically addresses the top two bones in the neck. These bones protect the brainstem and are positioned right where it meets the spinal cord. As a result, even the slightest misalignment can create pressure and cause problems such as migraines.
When the pressure is relieved by means of correcting the misalignment, many patients find that migraines are gone for good without the need for medication.
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