If you are one of the 39 million people in North America who suffer from migraines, you already know how much they can affect your life. Migraines are the third most common illness in the world and the sixth most disabling illness. Medication either helps prevent migraines or treat the pain. The side effects of these medications can be unpleasant, including nausea, fatigue, and racing heartbeat. In fact, as many as two-thirds of patients do not take migraine medications as they are prescribed. So, what is the answer for people who are struggling with this condition?
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The scientific evidence supporting chiropractic care keeps growing. The University of York and National Institute for Health Research found that regular chiropractic adjustments were effective in treating migraines in as many as 75% of research participants. When your spine is misaligned, the nerves running from your spinal cord out to the body can be affected.
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Symptoms include moderate to severe pulsating headache pain that is aggravated with movement. The headache comes with nausea and/or vomiting, and photophobia (sensitivity to light) and/or phonophobia (sensitivity to sound).
Mainly affecting children and adolescents. It occurs most often in teenage girls and may be associated with their menstrual cycles. Symptoms include partial or total loss of vision or double vision, dizziness and loss of balance, poor muscle coordination, slurred speech, a ringing in the ears, and fainting.
This type of Migraine includes visual disturbances and other neurological symptoms that appear about 10 to 60 min before the actual headache and usually last no more than an hour.
It is characterized by visual problems or other aura symptoms, nausea, vomiting, and constipation, but without head pain.
Causes temporary paralysis – sometimes lasting several days – on one side of the body prior to or during a headache. Symptoms such as vertigo, a pricking or stabbing sensation, and problems seeing, speaking, or swallowing may begin prior to the headache pain and usually stop shortly thereafter.
Retinal Migraine is a very rare type characterized by attacks of visual loss or disturbances in one eye. These attacks, like the more common visual auras, are usually associated with head pain.