Why suffer with migraines

Do You Feel Like Your Head Is In A Vice?

I am concerned about how you May be handling the situation. Like so many people medication prescription and over-the-counter are chosen without recognizing some of the major consequences. A recent study in Headache concluded “Predictably reliable treatment for most headache types is often lacking”. What May be more surprising is that medications May actually worsen headaches over the long term turning an acute situation into a chronic one. Researchers call this phenomenon medication-overuse headache (MOH). They also estimate that 50% of all chronic headaches are MOH. Curr Pain Headache Rep.

Migraine symptoms vary but commonly begin with a dull ache that becomes a constant throbbing and pulsating pain felt at the temples beneath one eye and the front or back of one side of the head. Sometimes there is nausea vomiting and sensitivity to light and noise.

When spinal bones (vertebrae) become misaligned it is the start of a condition known as vertebral subluxation. A couple of studies link vertebral subluxation to headaches. In one study 127 volunteers with regular migraines were divided into two groups those who got chiropractic evaluations and those that did not. After two months there was a significant statistical difference in frequency duration disability and medication use in the 8 chiropractic cases compared to the control group. (JMPT)

Another 218 subjects were treated with either amitriptyline a common migraine medication chiropractic or both. The chiropractic only group had 40% fewer migraines. Noted in the conclusion of that study was that “there was no advantage to combining amitriptyline” with chiropractic for migraine headache and that there were no side effects with chiropractic treatment unlike with medication. JMPT.

Good practices for migraine sufferers

Incorporate a relaxation daily routine

Reduce your stress: Incorporate a daily relaxation routine like massage T’ai Chi yoga biofeedback meditation prayer and breathing exercises.

Exercise: Aerobic exercise makes you feel better and helps block pain. They also can keep migraines away.

Eat healthy: Get plenty of fresh nutritious foods add or increase vitamin B consumption in your diet. Also avoid dietary triggers like alcohol caffeine MSG Aspartame and chocolate.

Rest: Get plenty of sleep. A good nights sleep is essential for everyone.

Find yourself a chiropractor.

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