If you suffer from migraines, you may have trouble describing exactly how they feel. If your family member or friend suffers from migraines, you may not understand what it is really like or may think it’s just a really bad headache. Let’s consider a few accurate migraine descriptions to help clear the air.
3 Migraine Pain Descriptions
Here are three things a person may feel when a migraine is occurring:
- Pulsing Pain Likened to a Vice Grip – The pain of a migraine is different from a regular headache. The pain generally pulses. Imagine having your head in a vice grip. Then someone cranks the vice grip rhythmically.
- Visual Symptoms Likened to Lights Flickering – The visual symptoms of a migraine occur in a varying range. For some, it feels as though the lights are flickering (imagine a failing light bulb). For others, blurry vision, double vision, sensitivity to bright light, and even the appearance of zigzag lines in the vision may occur.
- Nausea and Vertigo Likened to Seasickness – Even when lying down in a dark room, someone with a migraine may still feel nauseous and experience vertigo. While vertigo is often linked with the feeling that the room is spinning, the actual term replies to any false sensation of movement such as a feeling of rocking, falling, on floating.
Clearly, a person who is experiencing the symptoms noted above is dealing with more than just a severe headache.
Finding Help for Migraines from a Natural Source
Many who suffer from migraines get bounced from medication to medication searching for something that reduces the frequency of migraines or at least takes the edge off during an attack. Unfortunately, all of these are no more than trying to put a bandage on the symptoms. Upper cervical chiropractic care seeks to get to the source of the problem.
Through precise and gentle adjustments of the C1 and C2, an upper cervical chiropractor may be able to help remove a primary underlying cause of migraines. A misalignment in this region of the body can affect the brainstem, blood flow to the brain, and cerebrospinal fluid drainage. As a result, migraines may occur.
To learn more about how upper cervical chiropractic may be the long-term solution to your migraines, contact a practitioner near you to schedule a consultation.
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