Migraine headaches are difficult to ignore when they strike. In fact, migraines are often debilitating to the point that normal daily activities such as work become impossible. Let’s take a look at this incredibly common heath concern.
Since migraines are a neurological condition, a severe headache is just one symptom of many. Some of the other potential symptoms of a migraine include:
If a person sufferers from what is referred to as a complex migraine, this means that one or more of the above symptoms accompany a severe headache along with other problems that make the condition ever tougher to deal with. These other symptoms may include:
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As a result, someone who sees a person experiencing a complex migraine may at first think that he or she is having a stroke.
The cause of complex migraines, or even just migraines in general, is not known. Some postulate that it has to do with heredity since about 90% of migraine patients will have an immediate family member who also experiences migraines.
While pain medication may help a migraine in the present, it does nothing to stop the next one from occurring. As a result, many are looking for a natural migraine alternative. Upper cervical chiropractic has helped many in this regard.
A misalignment in the C1 or C2 vertebra can create the conditions under which neurological issues, like migraines, can occur. An upper cervical chiropractor is specially trained to identify and correct this specific type of misalignment in a gentle way. As a result, the body has time to heal from the damage caused by the misalignment. Many find that migraines are reduced in frequency or severity after just one or two adjustments, and some have found complete relief.
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